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Dec 18, 2019

A year ago, FCC repealed net neutrality - the law that required internet service providers to treat all data passing through their servers the same. Proponents of net neutrality said that the repeal would yield higher prices and worse service. In this week's episode James and Ant ask what actually happened.

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Quick hits

Billion dollar property tax error
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/business/ups-drugs-tucson-arizona.html

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

https://www.blueorigin.com/

Richard Branson’s first space passenger

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/22/richard-bransons-virgin-galactic-sends-first-test-passenger-on-spaceflight.html

Amazon’s satellite constellation

https://www.geekwire.com/2019/amazons-project-kuiper-oneweb-raise-curtain-higher-satellite-plans/

Foolishness of the week

UK to require that food labelling tell consumers how much exercise they must do to burn off calories

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50711652

Topic of the week

Download speeds

https://www.speedtest.net/reports/united-states/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/pennsylvania/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/ohio/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/georgia/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/california/

https://www.bandwidthplace.com/new-york/

Price of residential internet service

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WPU374102

Warnings people gave about repealing net neutrality

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/net-neutrality-what-is-it-repeal-latest-meaning-define-trump-internet-rules-why-explained-a8563616.html

https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2019/02/18/net_neutrality_is_gone_did_you_even_notice_111056.html

https://issuesinsights.com/2019/06/10/one-year-later-the-internet-thrives-without-net-neutrality/

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