Stories about net neutrality and slowed connectivity continue to surface, and the FCC chairman has made it clear that preferential treatment will not be tolerated. In other news, merger mayhem continues with AT&T rumored to be buying DirectTV, and Cox may join the gigabit internet club. Ben and Richard do their best to sift through this towering mess of info and cut through the nonsense. But confusion abounds, with theatrical film releases bleeding into home viewing as Moviefone decides to add TV listings to its service and the CEO of Dreamworks is predicting a faster turnaround from cinemas to consumer purchases -- sometime in the next ten years, that is. You should definitely squeeze some time into your TV schedule for this week's episode, although we do know your DVR only has so much space.

Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh

Producer: Jon Turi

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13:20 - FCC chairman to cable companies: forcing some net traffic into a slow lane will not be permitted
18:53 - An 'internet middleman' calls out six ISPs for letting connections slow down
26:46 - Mozilla asks the FCC to rethink net neutrality with content providers in mind
36:39 - Cox wants to hop on the gigabit internet bandwagon this year
39:08 - WSJ rumor has AT&T talking about buying DirecTV
42:12 - ESPN makes it easy for you to watch the World Cup anytime, anywhere
50:52 - You've selected Mad Men? Moviefone redesign tacks on TV listings
52:54 - Microsoft wants you to help improve Kinect 2.0's voice recognition
56:13 - Redbox Instant for Android arrives on Chromecast
58:28 - For HBO, it's all about making 'good shit'
01:00:56 - Hulu will bring free TV shows to your phone, and it's trying to reach your cable box
01:06:22 - Dreamworks CEO believes films will be ready to buy 3 weeks after hitting cinemas
01:09:46 - Orange is the New Black renewed for a third season before the second even debuts
01:11:54 - Must See HDTV for the week of May 6th: 24, Louie and Weekend at Bernie's

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