- Broadband Connectivity Workshop (February 13-14, 2007)
On February 13 and 14, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop on "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy." The FTC brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network neutrality." The workshop explored issues raised by recent legal and regulatory determinations that providers of certain broadband Internet services, such as cable modem and DSL, are not subject to the FCC's common carrier regulations. The workshop examined, for example, the capabilities and incentives of broadband Internet service providers to discriminate against, degrade, block, or charge fees for prioritized delivery of unaffiliated content and applications. The workshop also addressed the potential effects of network neutrality regulation on innovation and competition in the market for broadband access.
- "The FTC: Working for Consumers in the On-Line World"
Keynote Address by Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras,
Federal Communications Bar Association Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, June 27, 2007
- Opening Remarks of Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras
FTC Workshop on Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy
Washington, DC, February 13, 2007
- "The Federal Trade Commission in the Online World: Promoting Competition
and Protecting Consumers"
The Progress & Freedom Foundation's Aspen Summit
Aspen, CO, August 21, 2006