Mar 22, 2016
John Bergmayer (@bergmayer) is a Senior Staff
Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications,
Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the
public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make
sure that all stakeholders--including ordinary citizens, artists,
and technological innovators--have a say in shaping emerging
In this episode we discussed:
- a brief history of net neutrality, what it means and how we got
to where we are today.
- what "zero rating" is and how it affects media diversity,
competition and consumers.
- how Comcast's Stream TV may violate one of the promises Comcast
made in exchange for the FCC's approval of its merger with
NBC/Universal in 2011.
- the factors the FCC will use to determine whether Comcast's
"Stream TV" violates the FCC's net neutrality rules.
Public Knowledge's FCC Complaint Regarding Comcast's Stream TV
The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of
American Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff
The Deal of the Century by Steve Coll