From: Technology Policy Institute
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Event - Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment
Date: Fri Apr 25 17:03:36 MDT 2014

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Event - Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment



8:30 am - 10:30 am

May 5, 2014

City Club

555 13th Street NW
Washington, DC


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Not many years ago policy debates focused almost exclusively on the "last-mile" broadband connection to consumers' homes. Recent public disputes between Netflix and ISPs Comcast and Verizon, however, have highlighted the importance to the consumer's online experience of peering arrangements, content delivery networks (CDNs), and other inner workings of the Internet. At the same time, the need to continue investing in the network to keep up with increasing demand has not diminished. This event will focus on the economics underlying the current controversies and how the web of peering agreements, CDNs, last-mile and backbone networks interact to keep both money and content flowing to where it is most needed.


Confirmed speakers are:


  • Stanley Besen, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates
  • Joseph Cavender, Vice President, Federal Affairs, Level 3 Communications, LLC
  • David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Co-Director, Communications Futures Program, MIT
  • Bob Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
  • Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute


"Internet Economics in a Changing Video and Data Environment" will be held Monday, May 5, 2014 from 8:30am to 10:30am at the City Club, located at 555 13th Street, NW, in Washington, DC.  Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30, with the program starting at 9:00. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. Questions should be directed to Ashley Benjamin at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at 



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