Friday, March 02, 2007

Net Neutrality in the UK

[1] Westminster e-forum

Net Neutrality in the UK

Guests of Honour: Claire Hobson, Head of UK Telecoms Policy, DTI; and Dougal Scott, Director of Policy Development, Ofcom
Timing: Morning, 20th March 2007
Venue: Westminster SW1
Sponsor: AT&T

As the debate around net neutrality in the US continues, this meeting will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the possible implications for the UK, and the future of the Internet.

Its purpose is to provide a timely opportunity to consider some of the major issues that affect UK business and consumers, including unhindered access to the Internet as a fundamental right, what the Internet of the future may look like, and the international scope of the net neutrality debate.

We are delighted that Claire Hobson, Head of UK Telecoms Policy, DTI, and Dougal Scott, Director of Policy Development, Ofcom, will be giving keynote addresses at this event.

Other confirmed speakers so far include: Richard Allan, Head of Government Affairs, Cisco Systems UK and Ireland; Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Planning and Policy, AT&T; Professor William Dutton, Director, and Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute; Andy May, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Cable & Wireless; Graeme Maguire, Partner, Bird & Bird; Andrew Murray, Senior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics; Stefano Nicoletti, Principal Analyst, Ovum; Chip Shooshan, Principal Consultant, Analysys Consulting; Bill Thompson, Technology journalist; and Christopher Wolf, Partner, Proskauer Rose. Further senior speakers have been approached, and we are awaiting confirmation of availability.

Charles Hendry MP, Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry, and Rt Hon Alun Michael MP will be chairing this seminar.


The Cambridge-MIT Institute:


A CRN Workshop: Net Neutrality - Battle for a New World Order or Much Ado About Nothing?

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