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#igf10 Workshop 17 - Network Neutrality: What is Appropriate in Managing the Network

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#igf10 Workshop 17 - Network Neutrality: What is Appropriate in Managing the Network

Time: September 15, 2010 from 2:15pm to 4:15pm
Location: Litexpo Room 5
City/Town: Vilnius
Website or Map: http://www.intgovforum.org/cm…
Event Type: workshop, 17
Organized By: Diplo IGCBP
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2010

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Event Description

Date, time and place:
Wednesday 15 September from 14.15-16.15 in Room 5

Concise Description:
Getting the management of the networks that make up the internet right is critcally important. As a "network of platforms" takes shape what management tools are appropriate? This workshop aims to build on the succesful workshop and remaining open questions from IGF Sharm el-Sheikh. This is a hotly debated issue around the globe. Many governments are experimenting with different models of regulation. These models appear to be having an effect on investment in the infrastructure. There are many engeneering, economic, and social considerations that are part of the management mix. We hope to partner with other groups to present a balanced, multi-stakeholder, workshop that brings about the perspectives of diferent stakeholders and offers ample opportuntity for audience participation. Some of the questions we will be discussion are: What is (not) appropriate network management from a technical, economic, legal, ideological, political and cultural point of view? Special focus will be put on emerging economic models and the role network neutrality principles play, including the concepts of tiered internet and third party services agreements. The role of regulators and stricking the right balance on regulation will be explored.

Which of the five broad IGF Themes or the Cross-Cutting Priorities does your workshop fall under?
Security, Openness and Privacy

Have you organized an IGF workshop before? Yes
If so, please provide the link to the report:

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite:
Robert Pepper, Cisco
Vladimir Radunovic, DiploFoundation
Andre Renda, CEPS (Center for European Policy Studies)
Jacquelynn Ruff, Verizon
Robert Guerra, Freedom House
Jake Jennings, AT&T
Virginia Paque, Internet Governance Caucus
Tom Lenard, Technology Policy Institute
Chris Steck, Telefonica
Scott Wallsten, Technology Policy Institute
Poncelet Ileleji, The Gambia YMCA's Computer Training Centre
Vint Cerf, Google
Garland McCoy, Technology Policy Institute (Remote Moderator)
Marc LeBourges, France Telecom/ETNO

We will be adding government officals from developed and developing countries...
There are no panelists biographies associated to this workshop at the moment.

Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups:
Technology Policy Institute, ICT Think Tank (economic research)
DiploFoundation, NGO working on Internet Governance Issues
Freedom House, NGO working on internet freedom issues (free speech, open access)
CEPS, EU based policy think tank (economic research)
Internet Governance Caucus (socio-cultural aspects)


We have been in discussions with Diplo Foundation and desire to merge with their Network Neutrality: What is Appropriate (#51) workshop it is our understanding that they wish to merge with us as well...thank you for your consideration of this merger request

Organization:Technology Policy Institute

Contact Person: Garland McCoy

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