Internet: How ALEC Plans to Keep It Slow and Raise Its Cost

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(00:00) Why are publicly-owned internet providers 25 times faster and less expensive than privately-owned internet providers? And who is ALEC and why are they introducing legislation in multiple states to make it illegal for communities to offer cheaper and faster internet? Why does the government restrict competition for corporate telecom companies? Why aren’t states prosecuting cable and internet franchises for broken promises? Who are the telecom giants that are part of ALEC? It’s another frightening story about the consolidation of corporate media and the governments that make it happen.

Guest: Brendan Fischer Center for Media and Democracy
Learn more at: PR Watch
Learn more at: ALEC Exposed

Music Featured:
“What Happened?” by Merle Haggard

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.