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Tuesday, January 27 • 3:50pm - 5:00pm
Ensuring An Open Internet: 2015 Promises To Be A Wild Ride

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If it were possible, 2015 promises an even more interesting year for efforts to ensure an open Internet than either 2014 or 2013 (and that’s saying something). At the end of 2014 the President suggested a way forward to preserving an open Internet and FCC Chairman Wheeler seems inclined to take that suggestion. At the same time (at its own prerogative), the new 114th Congress is planning to explore the issue legislatively, while others maintain that the Internet is sufficiently open and additional rules are not needed at all.

Our panel will discuss the landscape for an open Internet in 2015 and beyond. You won’t want to miss this collegial discussion at State of the Net.


Moderators
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Amy Schatz

Senior Editor, Tech Policy, Re/code
Amy Schatz will focus on tech policy issues from Washington, D.C., including the Federal Communications Commission, privacy and legislative issues. She most recently covered implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the Wall Street Journal, where she was a reporter for a decade... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Babette E. Boliek

Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Professor Boliek earned her BA with distinction from California State University, Chico, her JD from Columbia University School of Law and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin... Read More →
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Harold Feld

Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge
Harold Feld is Public Knowledge’s Senior Vice President and author of “The Case for the Digital Platform Act,” (Public Knowledge & Roosevelt Institute 2019) a guide on what government can do to preserve competition and empower individual users in the huge swath of our economy... Read More →
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Russ Hanser

Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Russell P. Hanser has more than 17 years of experience– in both government and private practice -- working in communications law and commercial litigation.  His practice focuses on the regulation of next-generation broadband services and IP-enabled applications, information... Read More →
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Nilay Patel

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, The Verge
When Nilay Patel was four years old, he drove a Chrysler into a small pond because he was trying to learn how the gearshift worked. Years later, he became a technology journalist. He has thus far remained dry. Nilay was a co-founder of The Verge and the site's first Managing Editor... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:00pm EST
8th Floor, Room 807 The Newseum

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