Tim Wu talks about the future of net neutrality on the eve of its likely demise.

The Man Who Coined “Net Neutrality” Thinks It Can Still Be Saved

The Man Who Coined “Net Neutrality” Thinks It Can Still Be Saved

Decoding the Logic of Silicon Valley
Dec. 13 2017 3:49 PM

What’s Next for Net Neutrality?

The man who coined the phrase reflects on the vote to kill it—and how it could yet be revived.

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On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about why everyone is freaking out about Bitcoin. And in the run up to Thursday’s critical net-neutrality decision from the Federal Communications Commission, the hosts speak with Columbia Law professor Tim Wu—who coined the term net neutrality—about why it’s so crucial to save it and what we might expect from legal challenges stemming from Thursday’s announcement.

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