Today on your show we focus on “Net Neutrality – Is it Under Threat?”. Net Neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. The term was coined by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003, as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier, which was used to describe the role of telephone systems. On 26th April 2017 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai made clear he intends to dismantle strong net neutrality protections in the US.
Part 1 – Tim Kinnaird Introduction (2 mins)
We hear from Tim Kinnaird a Barrister and Solicitor born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. After attending the Jesuit Loyola High School, he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Philosophy from Concordia University and the University of Calgary. After a two-year residence in Lake Louise, Alberta, he came to Ontario and attended Western University (UWO) and obtained his law degree. After articling with a Superior Court Judge, he has practiced family and estate law since his call to the Bar in 1990. Tim is a promoter of net neutrality and is against any kind of politically driven censorship.