What’s Next for Internet Policy?

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
10-11:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 15
Activity: 
Policy and Politics

In 2009, the Federal Communications Commission released a National Broadband Plan that did little to address broadband competition. A year later, the agency adopted Net Neutrality rules that many felt didn’t go far enough.

Since then, Verizon has sued to overturn the Net Neutrality rules — and has claimed the right to “edit the Internet.” Meanwhile, AT&T is petitioning the FCC to overturn longstanding consumer protections.

2013 will be a big one for Internet policy: Will the courts strike down the Net Neutrality rules? Will the FCC make AT&T’s dreams of total deregulation come true? Will government have a role in protecting consumers? How can activists fight back against corporate overreach and agency inertia? Learn what’s next and find out how activists can push for Internet policy in the public interest.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good