Can the FCC Proposal Protect the Open Internet?

12:01 minutes

This week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced an Internet regulation plan that he described as “the strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC.” Will the proposal secure an open Internet, or will it stymie innovation, as some critics say? Kevin Werbach, a professor from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and former FCC counsel, takes us through the proposal and describes how it will affect consumers, Internet service providers, and innovators.

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Kevin Werbach

Kevin Werbach is an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.