Tuesday, April 9
9:45AM - 11:15AM
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 question: 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?
Seton Motley - President, Less Government
Discussers & Debaters
Phil Kerpen - President, American Commitment
Ryan Radia - Competitive Enterprise Institute
Gigi Sohn - President, Public Knowledge
Sascha Meinrath - Vice President, New America Foundation