The Internet and Communications Regulation: A Policy and Technology Symposium

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Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 -12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339, Washington, DC 20515Featuring:

  • Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow, The Aspen Institute
  • Patrick Gilmore, Chief Technology Officer, Markley Group
  • Brent Olson, Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T
  • Robert D. Atkinson, President, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Jeff Campbell, Vice President, Cisco Government Affairs
  • Moderator: Larry Downes, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

The volume and complexity of policy issues facing Congress over whether and how the Internet should be regulated are growing rapidly in all directions. As the Internet economy expands in both its size and importance to overall GDP, the role for lawmakers and regulators to encourage and protect this engine of innovation becomes more crucial, and more daunting. 

A clear-eyed understanding of the fast-changing technologies powering the Internet and the economics at the core of its evolving business models is a critical tool for any staff member on the Hill or at the Agencies tasked with oversight of the affected industries. Knowing how, and why, the Internet works will increase the likelihood of policy decisions that will grow consumer welfare, encourage small business, and maintain America’s standing as a global leader in innovation.