“Should the FCC Serve as Internet Traffic Cop?” at The Mayflower Renaissance (East Room) aims to address whether ISPs should be subject to interconnection obligations of the kind imposed on owners of public switched telephone networks.
The Internet is a network of networks. Our ability to retrieve information from around the world or to deliver it around the world almost instantly depends on a variety of “interconnection” agreements between the companies that build and maintain the networks that comprise the Internet. To date, such agreements have been private transactions, relying on market forces to dictate prices and terms. This PPI forum is intended to highlight the key issues for regulators, network providers, and consumers. It will explore two critical policy questions: 1) Is there compelling evidence that private market transactions can no longer guarantee the flow of traffic on the Internet; 2) If so, what role should the FCC play in resolving interconnection disputes?
Find the video below, and the PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Peha here.