Net Neutrality Still the Biggest Story of 2014

Episode 1147 (01:28)

Net Neutrality

In spite of smartphones and the Sony Hack, Leo says that the biggest tech story of the year is still the battle over Net Neutrality. With the FCC trying to put rules in place that would give ISPs the ability to give certain paid traffic preferential treatment, instead of treating all bits the same, Net Neutrality has never been more important. But those who control the "last mile" of the Internet, are determined to make the Internet more like cable, rather than have it be open and free.

Leo believes that the Internet should be treated like a utility, but he's on the fence with it. We can't allow ISPs to be gate keepers who collect a toll, but then again, he's not sure he wants the government to be the stewards either.