Leading academics and policy researchers who study the internet and telecom gather every year for the Telecom Policy Research Conference at George Mason University. This year marked the 41st gathering.
There was an exciting discussion about whether common carriage is still relevant as well as a panel marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Technologies of Freedom, Ithiel de Sola Pool’s masterpiece predicting the world’s connected information society.
I attended the event and here are my impressions of the highlights
A good overview of the conference can be found in an article titled Policy Unwired by Richard Bennett, veteran network engineer turned network policy consultant.