End of Net Neutrality

  • Aired:  01/23/14
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A federal court strikes down net neutrality rules, setting the stage for sweeping changes in how the Internet works. (3:14)

NATION, I LOVE THE INTERNET.

AND THE INTERNET LOVES MEBACK.

WHY ELSE WOULD IT OFFER MESO MUCH SEX.

THAT'S WHY I WAS SHOCKEDLAST WEEK WHEN I HEARD THIS

GOSSIP ABOUT THE INTERNETFROM ITS FRENEMY,

TELEVISION.

>> THE WAY WE USE THEINTERNET COULD CHANGE AFTER

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRUCKDOWN NET NEUTRALITY RULES.

>> THE FALLOUT OVER ABIG

DECISION THAT MAY CHANGE HOWTHE WEB WORKS AND THE FUTURE

OF SO-CALLED NET NEUTRALITY.

>> WE COULD BE WITNESSINGTHE END OF THE INTERNET AS

WE KNOW IT.

>> Stephen: NATION, I HOPEYOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS.

BECAUSE I DO NOT.

(LAUGHTER)MAYBE-- MAYBE THE TV KNOWS.

>> NET NEUTRALITY IS THEIDEA THAT BROADBAND INTERNET

SERVICE PROVIDERS COMCAST,TIME WARNER CABLE, VERIZON

AND OTHERS SHOULD TREATEVERYTHING THAT FLOWS ACROSS

THE INTERNET EQUALLY.

>> THANKS, TV.

>> YOU SEE, UNDER NETNEUTRALITY EVERY SITE ON THE

INTERNET HAS TO BE EQUALLYACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE USER,

WHETHER IT BE A HUGEBEHEMOTH LIKE GOOGLE OR SOME

OBSCURE LITTLE MOM AND POPSITE LIKE BINGE.

BUT FOLKS-- (LAUGHTER)

THIS COURT RULING, THISRECENT COURT RULING END ITS

ALL OF THAT.

>> NET NEUTRALITY ADVOCATESSAY THIS RULING COULD ALSO

ALLOW INTERNET SERVICEPROVIDERS TO SLOW

EVERYTHING.

AND THEN CHARGE YOU EXTRA TOALLOW FASTER ACCESS TO

PARTICULAR SITE LIKE AMAZON.

>> YOU PITE HAVE TO PAY MOREFOR SPECIFIC WEB SITES.

THERE ARE A MILLIONDIFFERENT WAYS THAT YOU

MIGHT HAVE TO PAY.

>> FOLKS, I WILL NOT STANDFOR MY CONTENT BEING HELD

HOSTAGE FOR CASH.

WE ARE MUST RISE AS ONEAGAINST THE CABLE COMPANIES

AND-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

AND-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, I HAVE RETHOUGHT MYPOSITION ON NET NEUTRALITY.

WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS LIKEALL AMERICANS I LOVE MY

CABLE COMPANY.

THEY ADD SO MUCH OF MY LIFE,FOR INSTANCE ALL THE TIME I

GET TO SPEND WITH MY FAMILYDURING THE THREE MINUTES IT

TRACHES FOR MY DVR TOPROCESS A CHANNEL CHANGE.

AND IT WILL BE BETTER, THINKABOUT IT, VERIZON SAYS THIS

RULING ALLOWS BROADBANDPROVIDERS TO OFFER NEW AND

INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO THEIRCUSTOMERS WHILE ALLOWING

MORE ROOM FOR INNOVATION ANDKEEPING THE INTERNET A HUB

OF INNOVATION.

SEE?

NET NEUTRALITY IS ONLY BEENDEAD A WEEK AND ALREADY

THREE INNOVATIVE USES OF THEWORD INNOVATION.

ITS USED TO HAVE TO MEANSOMETHING.

(APPLAUSE)FOLKS, I'M SO INSPIRED BY

THIS NEW PARADIGM OF HOLDINGCONTENT HOSTAGE THAT I HAVE

IMPLEMENTED A FEW INVASIONSOF MY OWN HERE AT THE

REPORT.

SUCH-- INNOVATIONS SUCH ASMY OWN 2-FINITY PHONE

SERVICE WHERE MY EMPLOYEESCONTINUE TO ENJOY UNFETTERED

ACCESS TO THE FIRST TWODIGITS OF ANY NUMBER THEY

DIRE.

ARE YOU ON FIRE?

THEN JUST DIAL 9-1.

(LAUGHTER)NEED ANOTHER 1?

REASONABLE CHARGES APPLY.

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