State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Onsite registration will be available January 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency | 2010 Conference


Wednesday, January 19, 2011
9:40 am Congress & the Open Internet Order: Discuss

- Colin Crowell, Founder & Principal, Crowell Strategies [bio]
- Larry Downes, Technology Consultant & Author [bio]
- Markham Erickson, Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition [bio]
- Tim Lordan, (moderator) Executive Director, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee [bio]
- Professor Christopher Yoo, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School [bio]

This expert panel will discuss and debate the political, legal and marketplace implications following the Federal Communications Commission's December 21 Open Internet order. The panel will forecast what 112th Congress' reaction will be, considering the strong feelings many Members have expressed about FCC authority over the Internet. Based on the Chairman's letter on asserting ancillary jurisdiction under Title I, what are the legal consequences of this ruling and what would be the substance of the expected court challenges? What effect, if any, will FCC rules have on innovation in the marketplace? If decisions will be on a case-by-case basis, subject to the new framework, what existing issues would fit under FCC authority and which would not? How does the ruling affect the wireless space?

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.