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Who's Fighting for the Public Good in Broadband Policy?

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When it comes to fighting for the public good, during his term as Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Michael Copps proved to be one of the best. He joins us to carry on the call for smarter pro-consumer broadband and media policy.

Former Comm. Copps always speaks his mind and cuts to the chase. Today he addresses how we get better broadband policies as the FCC moves forward, and how average citizens can impact new policies to address the rapidly changing media industry.

Common Cause recently announced that former Comm. Copps will lead their national Media and Democracy Reform Initiative aimed to respond to the growing political and economic power of the communications industry. The Commissioner discusses

  • the stripping of local control over cable and municipal broadband;
  • carte blanche broadcast licensing without obligations to serve the public interest;
  • challenges to ubiquitous broadband deployment and an open Internet; and
  • attacks on funding for public broadcasting.