The Great Net Neutrality Debate

Should the FCC Ban Paid Prioritization?

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When

November 20, 2014

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Where

U.S. Congress

2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Everyone wants a “free and open Internet.” But for a decade, a debate has raged over what, exactly, this means. There’s broad policy consensus about transparency and no-blocking rules, but experts differ on whether paid prioritization can be good for consumers. Should the FCC ban paid prioritization, or merely police it? What authority, if any, should the FCC use? Should the FCC “reclassify” broadband as a Title II common carrier service, regulate broadband under Title I using the powers it has claimed under Section 706, or await further Congressional instructions? 


Join TechFreedom, New America's Open Technology Institute, Progressive Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation for a lunch followed by a debate on net neutrality with leading experts in tech policy.



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Agenda:

11:30 AM - 12:00:
Lunch and Registration



12:00 PM - 1:30 PM:
Debate



Marvin Ammori
Fellow, New America
@ammori

Jonathan Baker
Professor of Law, American University
@jbbecon

Hal Singer
Progressive Policy Institute
@HalSinger

Berin Szoka
TechFreedom

@BerinSzoka

Moderator:

Amy Schatz
Re/Code
@amy_schatz