The regulatory landscape governing the arrangements between broadband providers and content providers is in flux. The D.C. Circuit recently struck down certain portions of the FCC’s Open Internet Order, and just this weekend Netflix reportedly agreed to pay Comcast pursuant to a “peering arrangement” to ensure Netflix’s online videos are streamed smoothly. In the wake of these developments, the FCC is contemplating the design of an adjudication regime under its section 706 authority to resolve potential disputes in the Internet space. PPI will host a panel of legal and economic experts to offer their advice on (1) the proper objective of the case-by-case regime, and (2) how enforcement of that regime would work in practice. Panelists will asked to explain how their proposed solutions are consistent with stimulating broadband deployment and innovation among content providers.
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the panel will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Featured Event Speakers
Stuart Benjamin, Duke Law School
Kevin Werbach, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Hal Singer, Progressive Policy Institute
Ev Ehrlich, Progressive Policy Institute
Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Chinese Ballroom
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW