Workshop on Speech, Democratic Engagement, and the Open Internet

Federal Communications Commission
Dec. 15, 2009
1 p.m.

FCC staff will hold an initial round of public workshops in December and January as part of the open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). These workshops will explore issues raised in the proceeding, including the technical realities of broadband networks and the impact of the Internet's openness on various interests, including speech, democratic engagement, consumers, innovation, and investment. The dates, locations, and topics for additional spring workshops on the open Internet rulemaking will be announced in early 2010.


  • Stuart Benjamin, FCC, Moderator
  • Michele Combs, Christian Coalition
  • Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit
  • Jonathan Moore, Rowdy Orbit
  • Ruth Livier, YLSE
  • Garlin Gilchrist, Center for Community Change
  • Bob Corn-Revere, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Jack Balkin, Yale Law School
  • Andrew Schwartzman, Media Access Project

An agenda the workshop will be made available soon

All workshops will be open to the public; however, admittance will be limited to the seating available. Audio/video coverage of the workshops will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Web on