Key Issues in Telecommunications Policy
About This Event

Regulators and policymakers are struggling to keep up with rapid changes in the telecommunications industry. Policies toward telecommunications can dramatically affect innovation, consumers, and overall economic growth. This conference will address two key issues: first, whether regulations should guarantee what advocates call “net-neutrality,” which would restrict how Internet service providers can charge consumers and content providers; second, how to deal with today’s merger-mania and its implications.

Agenda
9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:15 a.m.
INTRODUCTION
Welcome:
Robert Hahn, Joint Center
Panel I:
Internet Economics and "Net Neutrality"
Panelists:
David J. Farber, Carnegie Mellon
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University
Scott Wallsten, Joint Center
Moderator:
Robert Litan, Joint Center
10:45 a.m.
Panel II:
The Merger Wave: What Should Policy Makers Do?
Panelists:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Furchtgott-Roth Economic Enterprises
John Mayo, Georgetown University
R. Hewitt Pate, Hunton & Williams
12:15 p.m.
Luncheon Address
Speaker:
Alfred E. Kahn, Special Consultant, NERA
1:30 p.m.
Adjournment
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