WASHINGTON D.C. — Everyone wants a “free and open Internet.” But for a decade, a debate has raged over what, exactly, this means. There’s broad policy consensus about transparency and no-blocking rules, but experts differ on whether paid prioritization can be good for consumers. Should the FCC ban paid prioritization, or merely police it? What authority, if any, should the FCC use? Should the FCC “reclassify” broadband as a Title II common carrier service, regulate broadband under Title I using the powers it has claimed under Section 706, or await further Congressional instructions?
On Thursday, 11/20, TechFreedom, the New America Foundation, Progressive Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation hosted a lunch and debate on net neutrality with leading experts in tech policy. Please see the top of this post to watch the full video.Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Thursday, November 20
Lunch and Registration – 11:30am – 12:00pm ET
Debate – 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET
Re/code’s Amy Schatz moderated the exchange including two economists and two lawyers, featuring:
- Marvin Ammori, Fellow, New America Foundation (@ammori)
- Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University (@jbbecon)
- Hal Singer, Progressive Policy Institute (@HalSinger)
- Berin Szoka, TechFreedom (@BerinSzoka)
Check on #NNDebate on Twitter for highlights from the discussion.
ICYMI: Check out “Unfinished Business,” our first episode of TechFreedomTV here, where we discussed how the midterm election results will affect tech policy in the lame-duck session, the next Congress, and beyond — including net neutrality.
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