Last week, the D.C. Circuit struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules. The appeals court ruled that the FCC does not define broadband providers as “common carriers,” but treated them as such under the agency’s Open Internet Order. The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) has assembled a panel of experts to digest the decision, and to suggest alternative regulatory approaches that would satisfy the constraints imposed by the court while “encouraging the deployment of broadband infrastructure.”
Join us on January 29th where PPI’s panel will try to find a common-ground solution that would protect against harmful discrimination on the Internet and preserve the potential for “individualized bargaining” between broadband providers and websites. Panelists will be asked to defend their proposals from the perspective of consumers: How would the alternative regime protect consumers, spur competition, expand output, and promote innovation?
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the panel will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Featured Event Speakers
David Balto, Former policy director of the Federal Trade Commission
Hal Singer, Progressive Policy Institute
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Brian Fung, The Washington Post
If you are unable to join us in person, please visit www.progressive
Make sure you join the conversation on Twitter with #openinternet.
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sofitel Hotel Paris Ballroom
806 15th St NW