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Aspen Panel: Competition, Regulation and the Evolution of Internet Business Models

Aspen Panel: Competition, Regulation and the Evolution of Internet Business Models

TPI Aspen Forum Registration Discount Available until July 1st

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

June 7, 2013 – As the internet becomes an increasingly integral part of our lives for work and entertainment, there is increased focus on the economics of the internet ecosystem. Are markets for broadband and applications sufficiently competitive? Are they delivering what consumers and businesses want and need? Most importantly, is government providing a framework that encourages investment and innovation? The panel “Competition, Regulation and the Evolution of Internet Business Models” at the TPI Aspen Forum will feature speakers from broadband providers, government and academia to discuss such topics as: the economics of broadband platforms, business models and pricing plans, investment in infrastructure and applications, and the need to update public policies accordingly.

Confirmed panelists are:

  • Kevin Leddy, Executive Vice President of Technology Policy and Product Management, Time Warner Cable
  • Robert Quinn, Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
  • Joshua Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

The panel will be moderated by TPI President Thomas Lenard.

The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology. This year’s theme is, “Creative Destruction and Growth: Policy Choices.” The IT revolution has been the poster child for Schumpeterian creative destruction, yielding innovations whose effects on our lives extend far beyond statistics on R&D spending imply. From infrastructure to applications, experimentation with technologies and business models has been essential to the success of the internet economy. A policy environment that permits such experimentation is crucial for this era’s creative destruction to continue. Discussion panels and speakers at the 2013 TPI Aspen Forum will focus on competition, privacy, data security, and other regulatory policies critical to the health of internet economy.

A preview agenda is now available and more speakers and panels will be announced in upcoming weeks. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. A discounted registration price is available for industry attendees until July 1. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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