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Network Neutrality Rules: A Discussion with Robert McDowell, Maureen Ohlhausen, and Craig Silliman

Note: Audio begins at 0:03:27

In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission promulgated regulations titled “Preserving the Open Internet,” which limited the commercial behavior of Internet providers. Verizon brought a court challenge to these regulations, commonly known as “network neutrality” rules, arguing that they exceeded the FCC’s statutory authority and violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution.

On October 10, 2013, Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics hosted a panel discussion on the past present and future of the Commission’s network neutrality rules, welcoming current Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen as a special guest and participant.

Panel

Hon. Robert McDowell, Panelist

Hudson Visiting Fellow and former FCC commissioner

Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen Panelist

Commissioner. Federal Trade Commission

Craig Silliman Panelist

Senior Vice President, Verizon

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Moderator

Senior Fellow and Director, Hudson Center for the Economics of the Internet

Experts

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