Under the chairmanship of Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission approved regulations that ensured equal access to the Internet, a concept known as "net neutrality."
Wheeler's successor Ajit Pai has called the common carrier provisions used to ensure net neutrality a "last-century, utility-style regulation" and argued these rules restricted both competition and investment in broadband expansion when the FCC repealed the net neutrality rule last December.
Regarding the ruling in favor of net neutrality, Wheeler stated, "This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech."
In his conversation with Trevor Brown, dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, Chairman Wheeler will begin to delve into how he dealt with this complicated intersection of the public and private sector and the concepts driving today's net neutrality debate.
For those of you unable to attend, this event will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Glenn College Facebook page
Presenter: Tom Wheeler
Former Chair, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Trevor Brown
Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception, Space Experience Center
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Program, GVC Auditorium
2121 Crystal Drive
Complimentary parking after 4:00 p.m.
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