This should be worth a listen – register at http://www.educause.edu/RegisterNow%2521/9988.
University Technology Security Officer
Topic: The Myth of Network Neutrality
Date: February 15, 2006
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. MST, 10:00 a.m. PST);
Duration: 1 hour
At a recent Senate hearing, Vint Cerf said that “nothing less than the future of the Internet is at stake” in the government’s decisions about network neutrality. Meanwhile, the managers of the country’s mega-ISPs assert that they can’t continue investing billions of dollars in high-speed Internet infrastructure without the freedom to explore multitiered services and other nonuniform business models.
During this presentation, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of network neutrality with Scott Bradner, a well-known network activist who’s been involved in the design and implementation of the Internet from its earliest days.