July 22, 2015 – Once upon a time, opinions on telecommunications policy, while divisive, did not generally split along political party lines. That has been steadily changing, as best exemplified by the FCC’s Open Internet Order. But as one analyst recently observed, “we would all be well served to engage these questions [of net neutrality and Title II reclassification] as questions of economics rather than morality plays about good and evil.” So what do the economics imply about these issues and why do policymakers draw different conclusions from economic analysis? Will Congress be satisfied to wait until the courts render their verdicts on the Order, or is there a sense that Congress no longer believes the agency reflects its general preferences and therefore will force changes? Participants in the panel “Congress and the FCC after Title II” will discuss these and other issues at the 2015 TPI Aspen Forum.
Speakers for the panel are:
- Rebecca Arbogast, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
- Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University’s Washington College of Law
- Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
- Robert Quinn, Senior Vice-President, Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
- David Redl (invited), Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce
- Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
The 2015 Forum will also include panels on such topics as: Fall and Rise of the Regulatory State; Whose Rules? Internet Regulations in a Global Economy; Universal Service: Towards Broadband, Efficiency and Equity; Creative Destruction in the Creative Industries: How Technology is Changing Content Business Models; and Big Data, Privacy and the Internet of Things.
Register now to ensure your space at the conference. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.
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