Open Internet, Innovation and Economic Development

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
March 3, 2010
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The open Internet debate has traditionally focused on how policies should govern the relationship between network managers and application producers. However, with minorities and low-income consumers slowly adopting broadband, it is imperative to understand how open Internet principles will impact their participation, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship and economic development. Bringing together thought leaders at the intersection of technology, innovation, multiculturalism and economic development, the Forum will expand the scope of the open Internet debate by discussing ways in which open Internet principles promote global participation by more Americans.

Keynote Remarks:
The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (invited)
The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Meredith Baker, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Invited Panelists:
Panel One: How Can Open Internet Principles Impact Innovation in Markets that Have Not Yet Globally Adopted Broadband Technologies? Sylvia Aguilera (HTTP), Susan Crawford (University of Michigan Law School), William Lehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Craig Settles, (, David Sutphen (Internet Innovation Alliance) and Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Panel Two: "The Economics of an Open Internet and the Impact on Underserved Populations and their
Communities" Robert Atkinson (ITIF), Joseph S. Miller, (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies),
Michael Powell (Former FCC Chairman & Co-Chair, Broadband for America), Simon Rosenberg (NDN),
and Catherine Sandoval (Santa Clara Law School)

RSVP for at [email protected] by March 1, 2010.
Continental breakfast to be served

For questions or press inquiries, please contact Betty Anne Williams at (202) 789-3505 or [email protected]