The Future of the Internet in a Post-Internet Regulation World

The Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process of undoing the internet regulation of the last administration. The recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is soliciting comments regarding everything from the legal reasoning for removing the common carrier status to what, if any, “bright line rules” the agency should entertain keeping. This event, co-hosted with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), will explore what’s ahead for the internet and internet users in a post-internet regulation world. Last January, Technology Policy Institute and CTIC convened a group of prominent scholars to address the question: The Future of the Internet Ecosystem in a Post-Open Internet Order World. These papers are now being published in a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organization, which will be available in June. Speakers at the event will include select authors, who will discuss their papers in light of current developments.   Confirmed speakers are: Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School Thomas Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute Information on additional speakers will be made available soon.   Visit the Event Website Watch the Video