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Why is there even a debate about net neutrality? This issue is as black and white as choosing freedom or captivity, right? "Keep the Internet open and equal for everybody," is a great slogan, but is it really that simple? Could fighting for the status quo be the eventual death knell of broadband quality and consistency.

Join us on June 27 for a lively discussion about the impact of recent rulings by the FCC and Appeals Court, as well as predictions for what we'll see next from a panel of experts who understand the intricacies of net neutrality and its governing bodies.

MODERATOR for this panel, Barry Umansky, is a senior fellow with the Digital Policy Institute and a telecommunications professor at Ball State University. He served for seven years as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., and in July 2011, he was appointed by the Chairman of the FCC to serve on the FCC's Consumer Advocacy Committee. In March 2013, he was reappointed to that federal advisory committee and was named co-chair of that federal advisory committee's Internet Protocol Transition Working Group.

When: June 27, 2014, from 8 -9:30 a.m. (ET)

8 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Presentation

Where: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 5th Floor | 11 S. Meridian St. | Indianapolis, IN  46204


  • Barry Umansky, senior fellow with Digital Policy Institute and telecommunications professor at Ball State University
  • Bret Swanson, economist and author for Forbes and other major publications

Other Barnes & Thornburg offices in Elkhart, South Bend and Fort Wayne; sometimes available in B&T offices in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Washington DC, Atlanta (GA), Minneapolis, and Columbus (OH).

Also cooperating facilities in Evansville, Kokomo, Merrillville, and Scottsburg.

Registration: btrsvp@btlaw.com 

**Note** If you register but are unable to attend this event please email jodie.daugherty@btlaw.com.

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