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Should the Net's Physical Layer be Regulated?

Friday, July 16th, 10:30 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW

Transcript Available Here


  • W. Kenneth Ferree, Federal Communications Commission
  • Christopher S. Yoo, Vanderbilt Law School
  • C. Lincoln Hoewing, Verizon Communications
  • John Nakahata, Harris Wiltshire& Grannis
  • Adam Thierer, Cato Institute
  • Joseph Waz, Comcast Corporation
  • Rick Whitt, MCI
  • Randolph J. May, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Vanderbilt Law School Professor Christopher S. Yoo delivered the opening address - "The Economics of Net Neutrality: Why the Physical Layer Should Not Be Regulated". Next, a panel of industry and academic experts including Joe Waz, VP of external affairs and public policy counsel at Comcast Corporation, Rick Whitt, senior director of global policy and planning for MCI, and Adam Thierer, director of telecommunications studies at Cato Institute, reacted and offers its perspective. Then, in a luncheon speech, Kenneth Ferree, chief of the FCC's Media Bureau, discussed"hot topic" broadband, cable, and media regulatory issues before the agency. Yoo's speech will be based on an in-depth paper of the same title released by the Foundation.



The Progress & Freedom Foundation