Competitive Oxford-Style Debate on Net Neutrality

Lora Bentley

Thought leaders on both sides of the net neutrality issue will participate in an Oxford-style, competitive debate Tuesday night in New York, according to


Those arguing against net neutrality will be James Assey, a National Cable and Telecommunications Association executive vice president; Robert Quinn, an SVP at AT&T; and Christopher Yoo, a professor and director of the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition.


Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia University Law School who coined the term "network neutrality; Brad Burnham from Union Square Ventures; and Nicholas Economides, an economics professor in New York University's Stern School of Business, will argue for net neutrality.


Part of the Web 2.0 Expo and sponsored by Google, Verizon, and InterActive Corp.(IAC), the debate will take place at the IAC building in New York City. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009. The event will also be streamed live on the Web beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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