LessGovernment - Register Now for April 9: What Next for Net Neutrality & the Internet? A Discussion & Debate

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013; 9:45am - 11:15am 


WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322


REGISTER: http://bit.ly/ZAwQHW



The Barack Obama Administration’s Network Neutrality order awaits a late summer or early fall D.C. Circuit Court ruling on its legality.  The Court in December may have telegraphed its Net Neutrality thoughts with its decision to uphold the Administration’s data roaming order - or not.  We will look at how - or if - the latter decision affects the former.  And what’s next. 


If the Court upholds the order, what then could - and should - Net Neutrality regulation opponents do?


If the Court dumps the order, would - and should - the Administration go for full Title II Internet reclassification?  Should they attempt yet another “third way” to try to square the circle?  Or should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - having then been twice rebuked on Net Neutrality regs - give up and move on (dot org)?


All of which leads to the ultimate questions: Do we need de jure regulations, or do de facto free market realities deliver all the Net Neutrality we’ll ever need?  And what does all of this mean for the future of all things Internet?




09:45 a.m.                   Cordial Interaction and Registration

10:00 a.m.                   Convene: Discussion and Debate

11:15 a.m.                   Adjourn          




Discussers and Debaters:



Seton Motley – President, Less Government


Gigi Sohn – President, Public Knowledge

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Phil Kerpen – President, American Commitment

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Sascha Meinrath – Vice President, New American Foundation




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