Getting Serious on the Net Neutrality Debate

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington, DC
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The country is abuzz about “net neutrality,” the policies of the Federal Communications Commission aimed at assuring fair rules of the road for Internet traffic. But the rhetoric and coverage of the FCC’s new proposals has at times drowned out serious discussion of the issues—what’s at stake, what are the right policies, and how do they get implemented? 

Event Information
DateLocationContact
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Large Conference Room
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.721.2333

Much of the focus recently has turned to the issue of whether an Internet Service Provider can charge a content company to increase the speed of the latter’s connection to the customer, the so-called fast lane. How do we assure an open Internet that gives the consumer access to all content while also giving the customer high quality of service for the content they do want? Who should bear what costs? What will foster investment, innovation, choice, and freedom on the Internet? What are the long term solutions? 

Please join the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program as we convene a panel of experts and interested parties to address these questions.

UPDATE: Registration for this event is full. The panel will be streamed live on the Aspen Institute website, starting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11: http://aspeninstitute.org/live 

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Moderator:

  • Charles Firestone, executive director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program

Panel:

  • Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president - external and legislative affairs, AT&T 
  • Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar, Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy
  • Blair Levin, Fellow, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program
  • Chris Libertelli, vice president - Global Government Relations, Netflix
  • Anna Slomovic, visiting scholar, Center for International Science and Technology Policy
  • Tim Wu, professor of law, Columbia Law School

Event Information
DateLocationContact
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Large Conference Room
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.721.2333