Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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Does the spirit of open networking embedded in the design philosophy of the Internet permit network operators to provide enhanced service tiers for a fee? This has been one of the central questions in the net neutrality debate in Congress since 2006. An open inquiry at the FCC seeks comment on this question, and a recent spate of stories in the media over FCC filings by Free Press, AT&T, and others highlights its contentious nature. Join us for a lively panel at ITIF to explore questions regarding the role of Differentiated Services and similar technologies in the design of the Internet, their status on the Internet of today, and the impact of such plans on future innovations.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Christopher Yoo
Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Presenter
Scott Jordan
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Irvine
Presenter
Charles Jackson
Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering
George Washington University
Presenter
Hank Hultquist
Vice President, Federal Regulatory
AT&T
Presenter
Eliza Krigman
Reporter
Politico
Presenter