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Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment
May 5, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Not many years ago policy debates focused almost exclusively on the “last-mile” broadband connection to consumers’ homes. Recent public disputes between Netflix and ISPs Comcast and Verizon, however, have highlighted the importance to the consumer’s online experience of peering arrangements, content delivery networks (CDNs), and other inner workings of the Internet. At the same time, the need to continue investing in the network to keep up with increasing demand has not diminished. This event will focus on the economics underlying the current controversies and how the web of peering agreements, CDNs, last-mile and backbone networks interact to keep both money and content flowing to where it is most needed.
“Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment” was held Monday, May 5, 2014 from 8:30am to 10:30am at the City Club, located at 555 13th Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Questions should be directed to Ashley Benjamin at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].
Stanley Besen, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates
Joseph Cavender, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Level 3 Communications, LLC
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Co-Director, Communications Futures Program, MIT
Bob Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute