The Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules that could change the way you use the Internet.

On Friday’s edition of Northwest Now, we’ll take a closer look at the issue of Net Neutrality and what these changes could mean for the future of the Internet.

NWN 617 Still 1We’ll also talk to some local online businesses who say they could be hurt by the new so called Internet fast lanes that the FCC’s new rules could create for bigger websites like Google and Netflix.  Plus, we’ll have a discussion with a representative from the state’s Open Data Initiative and an attorney who specializes in telecommunications law about the feasibility of the potential new rules.

“I think the FCC needs to understand that their delays on this issue are hurting the country,” said Michael Weisman, a Seattle attorney who specializes in communications law. “They’re hurting our competitiveness, we are in a global economic environment in which competitiveness in this area is crucial to us being able to compete in all areas in our economy.”

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC.

Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website. www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369

OFF AIR:

KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:

Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3

Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28

Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)

SATELLITE:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)

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