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Listeners mourn the death of net neutrality listen

04/25/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Net neutrality, Google, Netflix, Apple, Comcast, Verizon


Net neutrality supporters say a new FCC rule proposal kills their efforts.

The proposal would allow internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to charge websites for a special "lane" to provide better web access to users. Critics argue this will stifle smaller startup websites like Vimeo or Buzzfeed while allowing larger companies like Netflix to reap the benefits of better service. They say it would frustrate users who may find themselves easily accessing one website while having...

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Tax Day protests in Tampa and St. Pete blast wealthy corporations that evade taxes listen

04/15/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Wealthy corporations have access to tax loopholes that many individuals and small businesses can’t get. Tax Day protests on both sides of the bay this morning had activists lashing out at what they call tax evaders.

About a dozen activists in Tampa were up before the sun to light up the U.S. 301 overpass over I-4. Back-lit posters spelled out the words ‘U paid more taxe$ than Verizon’.

“You and I are paying taxes and all these huge corporations are not paying taxes.”


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