Net Neutrality: Yes, No or Maybe?

11 November 2015 - A Workshop on Other in João Pessoa, Brazil


Should governments impose specific ex ante rules to govern net neutrality? This panel features two strong advocates on either side of this contentious debate, and three perspectives from the center: advocates of net neutrality who have various concerns about its implementation. Special attention will be paid to the U.S. FCC’s new Open Internet Order as the archetype of net neutrality regulation based on traditional common carrier telecommunications regulation, but the panel will also discuss how the debate over the FCC’s order may influence the debate around the world. The panel will discuss the various flavors of “net neutrality” regulation that have been proposed in the U.S. and elsewhere, and a variety of regulatory models for addressing “net neutrality” concerns.