Examining the Future of Internet Economics
An upcoming event in Washington, D.C. will investigate the future of Internet economics in light of the explosive growth seen in recent years and the resulting surge in traffic. The changing nature of demand for Internet bandwidth has potentially large implications for the communications landscape. Long-standing peering and transit agreements may be under pressure as traditional balances of traffic change and the long-term viability of the traditional “all-you-can-eat” broadband pricing models are increasingly being questioned.
"The Future of Internet Economics" will highlight existing research on the economics of broadband and will address multiple topics such as how changing bandwidth consumption patterns could impact future business models, how such changes could affect content creation, and what role, if any, the government should play as the industry grapples with these changes. Expert participants include:
- Bill Lehr, Research Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Peter Sevcik, President, NetForecast
- Michael Weinberg, Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
- Shane Greenstein, Kellogg Chair in Information Technology, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
- Stanley M. Besen, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates
- Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar, Center for Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
- Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School
- Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Register for the event here.