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Regulating a Borderless Internet: EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality (OpenForum Academy)


Regulating a Borderless Internet: EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality

Openforum Academy

(Dit evenement is in het Engels) March 4th 2015, 8:00-9:30 am European Parliament, A5G1 Early  in 2015, the  Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission  presented his  plans to settle the Net Neutrality question, by applying  Title II  (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to the  internet in a  vote expected on February 26, 2015. At  the same  time on the other side of the Atlantic, the European Union is  about to decide on its own framework for regulation of the network.  After a vote in Parliament  in 2014 which toughened up the proposal of  the Commission, Member  States are now reportedly close to reaching an  agreement on a  principle-based approach to Net Neutrality. Issues such  as how to tackle  positive discrimination aka 'zero-rating' appear to  remain unresolved. This round table will focus on the regulatory aspects of Net Neutrality, comparing EU and US perspectives, their differences, similarities and implications for the continued openness of a Borderless Internet and in terms  of regulatory  requirements for companies active in both sides of the  Atlantic. Speakers - Marietje Schaake, MEP for ALDE-Group - Frode Sørensen, Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority - Kevin O’Brien, Vice-Chair of BEREC, Chair of ComReg (Ireland) - Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Center for Democracy & Technology - Antonios Drossos, Managing Partner, Rewheel A light breakfast and coffee will be served afterwards. The event is co-hosted by MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and OpenForum Academy. Please register here for the event by noon 1st of March. This event is only for people with existing accreditation to the European Parliament due to the toughened security measures. open-forum-netneutrality-poster