Shows featuring Josh Silver

  • Abandoning "Net Neutrality," FCC Chair Backs Two-Tiered Internet Fees Josh-silver
    The Federal Communications Commission is being accused of abandoning "net neutrality" rules that would ensure a free and open internet. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled proposals that would allow internet service providers to charge higher fees for faster access to online content. We speak to Josh...
    December 03, 2010 | Story
  • Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy? Verizon-google
    The internet and telecom giants Verizon and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to impose a tiered system for accessing the internet. The deal would enable Verizon to charge for quicker access to online content over wireless devices, a violation of the concept of net neutrality that calls for equal access to all services....
    August 06, 2010 | Story
  • Appeals Court Rules FCC Lacks Authority to Enforce Net Neutrality Fcc
    A federal appeals court has ruled the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to prevent internet service providers from blocking and controlling internet traffic. The FCC has long sought to force internet service companies to give web users equal access to all websites, a concept known as network neutrality. But...
    April 07, 2010 | Story
  • Deep Packet Inspection: Telecoms Aided Iran Government to Censor Internet, Technology Widely Used in US Cyber-web
    As thousands in Iran turn to the web to make their voices heard around the world, a new report finds telecoms in Europe have helped the Iranian government develop one of the world’s most sophisticated mechanisms to censor the internet. It’s called deep packet inspection, and it’s also being used here at home. We speak with Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press. [includes...
    June 23, 2009 | Story
  • Robert McChesney and Josh Silver of Free Press on the National Conference for Media Reform Mcchesney_silverweb
    Nearly 3,000 people have come from across the nation for what’s become known as the most important gathering of the growing movement for media reform. Participants will hear lectures, take workshops and strategize on efforts to fight media consolidation and democratize the airwaves. Speakers include Dan Rather, Bill Moyers, Arianna Huffington, Van Jones, Naomi Klein and dozens more. [includes...
    June 06, 2008 | Story