Friday, July 18, 2008
The FCC is coming to CMU to hold a public hearing and Panel discussions on the future of broadband and digital media. One of the big issues likely to be discussed is the idea of "Net Neutrality" that is, the idea that no ones internet traffic can take priority over anyone else's. Mark Cavicchia who will sit on the future of digital media panel says without "net Neutrality" the amount of downloadable content can be limited, For example, Time Warner offers high speed downloads but limits the amount of content a user can download in a month.The hearing will also discuss how to increase the accessibility of broadband internet and t.v. access to millions of Americans who can't afford it.