Mid-day Update

PODCAST: VIP internet

David Brancaccio Jan 21, 2015
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: VIP internet

David Brancaccio Jan 21, 2015
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What Wall Street won’t like about what President Barack Obama called “middle-class economics.” Plus, chief executives from cities across the country gather in the nation’s capital this week, as the U-S conference of Mayors meets in Washington … amid an economic recovery that is boosting some but not all city budgets. And internet providers say its their equipment, so why shouldn’t they be able to offer VIP fast internet to favored business partners? Supporters of network neutrality say all online content should be treated equal. But how the internet works has changed a lot in recent years, and as we find out, regulators aren’t sure yet how to handle it.

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