DC Chapter of ACM Hosts Net Neutrality Panel

By David Bruggeman
November 1, 2007

For our readers in Washington, D.C., we wanted to note an event hosted by the D.C. Chapter of ACM.

Note – the time and specific location have changed.

Time: now 7:30-9:30
Location: now Funger Hall, Room 108
2201 G Street NW

Monday, November 12th 2007

The DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), in collaboration with the student ACM chapter at George Washington University, proudly presents a technology policy panel discussion.

Who Should Control Internet Bandwith?
Net Neutrality Revisited

In 2006, the political debate over “net neutrality” reached a peak in Washington among legislators and regulators. While the issue is keeping a lower profile these days, it remains inextricably linked with the question of how Americans are using high-speed Internet (broadband).

Is the United States being left behind by European and Asian countries in making fast, affordable broadband widely available? Should investment in, and access to, broadband networks be driven by how much users are willing to pay? Or should the high-bandwidth content and application providers shoulder part of the burden of deploying broadband networks by paying the network owners for preferential delivery? Is traffic prioritization the solution, or will it leave even more Americans without broadband?

Panelists:

  • Harold Feld
    Vice President, Media Access Project
  • David Robinson
    Associate Director, The Center for Information Technology
    Policy at Princeton University
  • Dr. Hal Singer
    President, Criterion Economics

When: Monday, 12 November 2007 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Where: George Washington University Campus
Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Funger Hall Room 108
2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC

The building has entrances both on H Street between 21st and
22nd Streets, and on 21st Street between H and I Streets.
Near
Foggy Bottom Metro Station.

This event is free and open to the public. ACM membership is not
required to attend.

Light refreshments will be served before the event.

All are welcome to join us for an after-event drink at Kinkead’s (on I
street between 19th and 20th NW, facing Pennsylvania Avenue).

Again, please contact the DC ACM chapter for more details – http://www.dcacm.org/announce.html