FCC Open Internet Advisory Committee Meeting on July 9

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
July 8, 2013

The FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss issues related to its four working groups: (1) mobile broadband, (2) economic impacts of open internet frameworks, (3) specialized services, and (4) transparency. A live webcast will be available.

At the Committee’s public meeting in May, the group discussed the importance of the FCC’s educational role in the mobile broadband ecosystem, the decreased control of service providers, the difficulty of defining “specialized services,” consumer-related issues, selective throttling of network traffic, and the challenges of labeling programs designed to educate and inform consumers about performance, data caps, and pricing.

Tomorrow’s discussion is anticipated to include an update on the final report for the term, which will draw upon the efforts of the four working groups.

The 21-person committee is led by Harvard Computer Science and Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain as Chair and MIT Senior Research Scientist David Clark as Vice-Chair.

Information about the July 9 meeting is available at: