Coined by Columbia University law professor, Tim Wu, in 2003, net neutrality has been the impetus for major political and technological debates. From Comcast to Madison River Communications, there have been various Internet Service Providers who have tested the limits of net neutrality, triggering the Federal Communications Commission to step in, take action, and in effect, shape the future of the internet.
In order to further understand the future state of the internet, we’re exploring the past, present, and future state of net neutrality and its impact on the way consumers access information on the internet.
My guest today is Paul Werner, a partner and Practice Leader of Sheppard Mullin’s Business Trials Practice Group in the Washington D.C. office. Paul is a seasoned first-chair litigator and has extensive experience representing cable operators, telecommunications, and other broadband providers in matters involving communications law issues, including local franchising, PEG programming, rights-of-way, pole attachments and infrastructure deployment, and a host of other related issues.
What We Discuss in this Episode:
Communications Act of 1934
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Open Internet Order
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