Berkman Center to Host FCC Hearing on Broadband Management Practices

Image: Berkman CenterOn Monday, February 25, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School will host a Federal Communications Commission en banc hearing on broadband network management practices, and a public post-panel discussion and reception. The event will be webcast live.  Verizon’s Tom Tauke, who was featured in yesterday’s posting, is one of the speakers.

The FCC will hear from two panels of stakeholders who will offer policy and technical perspectives.  Panelists will include executives from BitTorrent, Comcast, Verizon, and Sony, as well as network visionaries and architects.

Event details are on the Berkman Blog. Those unable to attend can listen to a live audio webcast of the hearing by visiting:
11:00 a.m.    Welcome/Opening Remarks

11:45 a.m.    Technology Demonstration Gilles BianRosa, Chief Executive Officer, Vuze, Inc.

12:00 p.m.    Panel Discussion 1:  Policy Perspectives

* Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Free Press
* Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School  
* The Honorable Daniel E. Bosley, State Representative, Massachusetts
* David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation
* The Honorable Tom Tauke, Executive Vice President – Public Affairs Policy and Communications, Verizon Communications
* Timothy Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
* Christopher S. Yoo, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

2:15        Panel Discussion 2:  Technological Perspectives

* Daniel Weitzner, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Decentralized Information Group
* Richard Bennett, Network Architect
* David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
* Eric Klinker, Chief Technology Officer, BitTorrent
* David P. Reed, Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
* Scott Smyers, Senior Vice President, Network & Systems Architecture Division, Sony Electronics Inc.

3:45 p.m.    Closing Remarks
4:00 p.m.    Adjournment

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