SXSW Take Back Your Internet Panel and Party Recap.

We had an incredible time sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Panel and Party. The evening started out with an All-Star panel discussing “Is Net Neutrality Really Open Internet” with our CTO Edward Henigin on the panel. It was followed by an evening of networking and socializing with many people close to the issues. View the party photos and watch the panel from the event.

View the full transcription of the panel

Is Net Neutrality Really Open Internet?

Unless you work for a monopolistic ISP (hint: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast), most of us agree that an open and competitive Internet that respects user privacy is essential to continue the economic growth and societal benefits made possible by the Internet. There is, however, considerable disagreement over how these goals can be best achieved in response to actions by powerful interests – both governmental and private – that threaten the open Internet.

This panel will analyze and help make sense of the net neutrality and open Internet issues that have captivated and polarized the technology industry over the past year. The panelists, all with a deep understanding of the Internet, will examine what the recent proposals by the FCC and Congress (see hint above) mean for the future of the Internet. They will discuss the validity of Title II and Title X re-regulation, the privacy concerns of paid prioritization, and how to best align service provider and consumer priorities. In spite of what you may have heard, the Internet is not broken – at least not yet! Let’s figure out how to keep it that way.

  • Edward Henigin

    Edward Henigin

    CTO OF DATA FOUNDRY

  • Marvin Ammori

    Marvin Ammori

    AMMORI GROUP AND AFFILIATE SCHOLAR AT STANFORD LAW SCHOOL CIS

  • Chip Pickering

    Chip Pickering

    CEO OF COMPTEL

  • Gigi Sohn

    Gigi Sohn

    FCC SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

  • James Waterworth

    James Waterworth

    VICE PRESIDENT, CCIA EUROPE

  • MODERATED BY

    Rob Pegoraro

    Rob Pegoraro

    TECHNOLOGY COLUMNIST