[Novalug] Reminder: DC ACM Tech Policy Panel Discussion, Monday November 12, "Net Neutrality Revisited"
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Fri Nov 9 17:58:25 EST 2007
Dear Friends of the DC Chapter of the ACM:
The DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), in
collaboration with the student ACM chapter at George Washington
University, proudly presents a technology policy panel discussion.
Topic: Who Should Control Internet Bandwidth? Net Neutrality Revisited
In 2006, the political debate over net neutrality reached a peak in
Washington among legislators and regulators. While the issue is keeping
a lower profile these days, it remains inextricably linked with the
question of how Americans are using high-speed Internet (broadband). Is
the United States being left behind by European and Asian countries in
making fast, affordable broadband widely available? Should investment
in, and access to, broadband networks be driven by how much users are
willing to pay? Or should the high-bandwidth content and application
providers shoulder part of the burden of deploying broadband networks by
paying the network owners for preferential delivery? Is traffic
prioritization the solution, or will it leave even more Americans
Harold Feld - Vice President, Media Access Project
David Robinson - Associate Director, The Center for Information
Technology Policy at Princeton University
Dr. Hal Singer - President, Criterion Economics
When: Monday, 12 November 2007. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: George Washington University Campus
Funger Hall, Lecture Room 108
2201 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
(2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro)
This lecture is free and open to the public. ACM membership is not
required to attend.
Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.
All are welcome to join us for an after-lecture drink at Kinkead's (on I
street between 19th and 20th NW, facing Pennsylvania Avenue).
Mr. Feld joined Media Access Project in August 1999 after practicing
communications, Internet, and energy law at Covington & Burling. Mr.
Feld served as co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's
Online Committee, and has written numerous articles on Internet law and
communications policy for trade publications and legal journals. Mr.
Feld won the 2000 Burton Award for excellence in writing by a
nonacademic. Mr. Feld graduated magna cum laude from Princeton
University in 1989, and magna cum laude from Boston University Law
School in 1993. Mr. Feld clerked for the Hon. John M. Ferren of the
District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Before joining the Center, Mr. Robinson was the founding managing editor
of The American, a business magazine published by the American
Enterprise Institute. He has covered the social impact of technology for
The American, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME, among other venues. His
work at the Center includes research and writing, strategic planning,
and management of the Center's operations. Mr. Robinson earned a
bachelors degree in philosophy from Princeton, magna cum laude, in 2004.
He went on to study philosophy and politics at Balliol College, Oxford,
where he was a Rhodes scholar.
Dr. Hal Singer
Dr. Singer is President of Criterion Economics. His economic areas of
expertise are antitrust, industrial organization, and damages. He has
applied these skills to several industries, including health care,
insurance, the Internet, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications,
transportation, and video programming. In regulatory proceedings, he
has presented economic testimony to the Federal Communications
Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Antitrust Division of
the Department of Justice. He has served as a testifying expert in
several litigation matters. Before joining Criterion, he worked at an
internationally recognized consulting firm. In addition, he has worked
as an economist for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Army
Corps of Engineers, and he has taught microeconomics and international
trade at the undergraduate level.
Chair, DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
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