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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
July 6, 2006
(202) 289-8928

Experts Assembled for Net Neutrality Book Event
July 18th National Press Club Event to Include Book Authors, Telecom Experts

WASHINGTON D.C. - On July 18th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation will be holding a panel discussion and book release event at the National Press Club. The new book, "Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services be Regulated?," is a collection of essays authored by PFF Fellows and other academics in the communications field. Today, PFF is announcing confirmed panel participants, including book co-authors and policy experts, who will discuss topics concerning the current debate on network neutrality.

Panelists confirmed to date for the event consist of respected academics in the fields of communications, economics and public policy. They include David Farber, former Chief Technologist for the Federal Communications Commission and current Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Farber is also the author of the popular "Interesting People elist," an electronic newsletter covering technology related issues. Others participating on the discussion panel are Randolph May, former PFF Senior Fellow and current President of the Free State Foundation, and Adam Thierer, PFF Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Digital Media Freedom. PFF Senior Fellow and Senior Vice President for Research, Thomas Lenard, will act as panel moderator. Participants May and Lenard are co-editors of the book. Other panel participants will be announced prior to the event.

"Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services be Regulated?" covers such network neutrality topics as vertical integration, competition and property rights in a collection of thought-provoking essays. Information on purchasing "Net Neutrality or Net Neutering: Should Broadband Internet Services be Regulated?" will be made available at the event. The book is also available for purchase online through the publisher and

The event will be held on July 18th at the National Press Club from 8:30am - 10:00am. A continental breakfast will be served. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St., NW in Washington, DC. Those wishing to attend should register online. Questions should be addressed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Media should direct queries to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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