What the Loss of Net Neutrality Means for Democracy and Innovation

May 30, 2019 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm

RSVP is required for this free event. 

This event will be live-streamed. Please visit our live stream page closer to the start time. 

In 2017, the FCC voted to abolish net neutrality protections, which ensure that we, not the companies we pay to get online, get to choose what we do online. This event will explore what we lost, why it matters, and what’s happening with efforts to restore those protections in the courts, the states and Washington, D.C.

● Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who represents much of Silicon Valley - including Stanford, will speak on Congressional efforts to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order.

● FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a dissenting vote on the 2017 repeal, brings an inside the commission perspective;

● Steve Huffman, the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, shares why net neutrality is essential for entrepreneurs and innovators, and

● Stanford Law Professor Barbara van Schewick, the leading academic expert on net neutrality, explains why partial net neutrality protections are no protection at all.

The event will include substantial audience Q&A time.

Room 290
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA

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