What Will the Internet of the Future Look Like?

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Cannon Office Building, Room 122
Monday, November 2, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Internet regulations pending can either facilitate or impede Internet evolution depending on detailed definitions of packet discrimination, traffic shaping, network management, and carrier business models. A panel of distinguished engineers share their views on the changes that must be made to Internet service to support such applications as pervasive networking, video-conferencing, immersive gaming, and telemedicine. Join us for a discussion of the tension between regulation and innovation in the Internet context.

Robert Atkinson
President, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


Richard Bennett
Research Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; co-inventor of the Ethernet hub and elements of the Wi-Fi protocols

Dr. David Farber
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the School of Computer Science, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

Charles Jackson
Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, George Washington University; formerly with the FCC and House Communications Subcommittee