John Oliver on Net Neutrality

In case you haven’t seen it yet, John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and graduate of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, took on the monumental task of explaining Net Neutrality to his audience in a way only he can. Even for those in the tech industry Net Neutrality can be a tough subject to understand, much less the every day consumer who’s using Netflix or Amazon Instant Video or Slingbox to watch their favorite movies, TV shows and sporting events on their display of choice (TV, laptop, tablet or smartphone).

Not everyone agreed that Oliver’s points were correct and that his message would have the desired impact. Dan Rayburn, who has covered the streaming video industry for many years, took to his blog to deride Oliver’s rant saying it may have a negative effect on the industry and it lacked common sense. Rayburn also noted the plea Oliver had made to his audience to utilize the FCC’s open comments system was being used in a very un-constructive way.

Regardless of whether you agree with John or with Dan the 13 minute clip on the topic is pretty entertaining!


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