Net Neutrality and Maintaining a Free and Open Internet

Sep 25, 2014Sep 26, 2014
Rayburn House Office Building B-354

Event Speakers

Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

Net neutrality regulations would mandate that essentially all data on the Internet be treated the same by Internet service providers (ISPs), with many supporters calling on the FCC to prohibit “Internet fast lanes.” But are there situations in which different treatment of broadband traffic is good? What role should the government play in ever-changing broadband markets?

On behalf of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, you are invited to a Capitol Hill Campus presentation featuring Mercatus Research Fellow Brent Skorup.

This program will:

  • Provide an introduction to net neutrality and briefly explain the history of the debate;
  • Lay out the arguments for and against net neutrality; and
  • Discuss mechanisms to ensure the Internet remains a vibrantly free conduit and tool for ideas, innovation and economic growth.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Caitlyn Van Orden, Event Coordinator, at or (703) 993-4925.