stage 2
13:45 - 14:45
Net Neutrality


Net Neutrality. What's that all about? A recent announcement by Deutsche Telekom that Internet service might change – allowing some online content and services to get faster service than others – has brought the debate over how to protect an open Internet back into the headlines. For years, companies, governments, and citizens have been arguing over whether and how to guarantee that the Net remains an open marketplace of ideas and commerce that gives everyone the same opportunity to access the network.

Now is time to settle the question. In this session, we will demystify the technical issues; we will explain the connection between net neutrality at home and Internet Freedom around the world; and we will talk through what it will take to make the principle of openness a global standard of Internet governance.