Introducing the Aspen IDEA Project

September 22, 2010  • Reed Hundt

As governments, businesses, and individuals reassess the nature and significance of the Internet — with its increasing scale of information, users, connections, and mobility — a thorough reassessment of the existing institutions that govern the global Internet is critical.  How will we assure universality, openness and freedom?  What global institutions, norms and forums will secure the free flow of communications while protecting individual freedoms?  In addressing these issues, the Aspen Institute IDEA Project will be internationally inclusive, and will work to identify ways to foster the freedom to connect; preserve open, end-to-end networks; and facilitate the free flow of communications across borders on a unified Internet.