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In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

The debate in Washington over net neutrality is heating up. If Republicans argue that Democrats are embracing poor policy, Democrats argue that Republicans are out of touch with how passionate voters are the topic.

The Trump administration's FCC Chairman has submitted the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, set to take effect on June 11. It essentially dismantles Obama-era regulations that reclassified Internet Service Providers as "common carriers" ... instead of the less heavily regulated "information services."

iPad Pro, Digital Art And Holiday Gift Ideas

Dec 4, 2015
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Kent Osborne and the "Computer Guys" visited about digital art using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, net neutrality, rural internet connectivity and Christmas gift ideas for tech lovers (with more to come in two weeks).

As the FCC moves forward with a controversial decision to regulate internet providers in the name of fairness, commissioners must answer to a South Dakotan. In fact all three people who represent the state in Washington D-C say they stand against the agency’s move to expand its power. Yet that doesn’t mean they have the same reason for resistance.

Three members of Congress advocate for the interests of South Dakotans in the nation’s capital, and all three condemn the Federal Communication Commission’s vote to expand its regulatory power to internet service.

Virtual Reality, Apps, Net Neutrality And More

Feb 20, 2015

Guest host Kealey Bultena and "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick and Joel Broveleit tackled a number of issues on today's program.  The panel discussed Samsung TV listening, Lenovo Laptop pre-installed spyware, virtual reality, a YouTube App for kids, hackers and the State Department, and the February 26 FCC net neutrality vote.

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South Dakotans are asking the state’s lone United States Congresswoman about national issues they see affecting South Dakota. Tuesday US Representative Kristi Noem held a town hall meeting in Sioux Falls. 

People meeting with Congresswoman Kristi Noem in Sioux Falls want to know how Washington, DC sees topics important to them. One of those is the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run through western South Dakota. Both the Senate and the House passed a measure approving the pipeline. Noem says the decision now rests with President Barack Obama.

Net Neutrality

May 15, 2014

Net neutrality is the idea that no providers of legal internet content should face discrimination in providing offerings to customers, and that users should have equal access to any legal content.  Today the Federal Communications Commission is expected to publicly release proposed rules about the future of an open internet.  Last month the FCC said it would propose rules that would allow service providers such as Verizon or Comcast to charge more for outfits like Google or Netflix to use higher download speeds while others are stuck in slower lanes.  Critics say this would kill the princip

Finding Tech Jobs In SD And Aereo Skepticism

Apr 25, 2014

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick - discussed the latest in tech news. Topics included finding tech jobs in South Dakota, the FCC and net neutrality, the Google Plus fiasco and the Supreme Court expressing skepticism on Aereo.