The FCC (Part Two).

On the death of competition.

Activists at a net neutrality protest holding signs that say Save The Internet and Never Gonna Give Up Net Neutrality.

In our first installment of the two-part FCC series we discussed the origins of the Federal Communications Commission, the reason it came into existence and the tension between its charge and the First Amendment. Our story resumes with a nod to the Chicago School, the one-two punch of the Reagan and Clinton administrations to deliver a death blow to media competition in the United States and the recent history of net neutrality. Let’s fucking go. 

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Activists at a net neutrality protest holding signs that say Save The Internet and Never Gonna Give Up Net Neutrality.

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