Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments, Internet Innovation, and the Net Neutrality Debate

EDT
Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM
ITIF
1101 K Street suite 610
Washington, DC, DC 20005

Many advocates of strict net neutrality regulation argue that the Internet has always been a “dumb pipe” and that Congress should require that it remains so. A new report by ITIF Research Fellow Richard Bennett reviews the historical development of the Internet architecture and finds that contrary to such claims, an extraordinarily high degree of intelligence is embedded in the network core. Indeed, the fact that the Internet was originally built to serve the needs of the network research community but has grown into a global platform of commerce and communications was only made possible by continuous and innovative Internet engineering. In the new ITIF report Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments, Internet Innovation, and the Net Neutrality Debate, Bennett traces the development of the Internet architecture from the CYCLADES network in France to the present, highlighting developments that have implications for Internet policy. This review will help both engineers and policy makers separate the essentials from the incidentals, identify challenges to continued evolution, and develop appropriate policy frameworks.

09/25/2009 10:3009/25/2009 12:15America/New_YorkITIF Event: Designed for Change: End-to-End Arguments, Internet Innovation, and the Net Neutrality DebateITIF, 1101 K Street, Washington, DC, DC 20005More information: https://itif.org/events/2009/09/25/designed-change-end-end-arguments-internet-innovation-and-net-neutrality-debateMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Richard Bennett
Former Staff
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
John Day
Professor of Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
Respondent
Christopher Yoo
Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Respondent
William Lehr
Research Associate
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labratory
Respondent
David Farber
Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
Respondent