Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: St. Edwards University
Topic: Network Neutrality: Altruism or Capitalism
Speaker: Panel Discussion


Net Neutrality concerns network provider's potential to prioritize certain types of traffic, such as Voice Over IP and online gaming, over that from large content providers. Opponents contend this is not in the spirit of the Internet where all services should be managed equally. A panel representing content providers, Internet Service Providers, telecommunications companies, and entrepreneurs will explore the impacts of the two major legislative proposals for Net Neutrality.

Panelists Scheduled to Appear: 

John Quarterman, CEO of Internet Perils  John co-founded one of the first commercial ISPs in Austin, Zilker Internet Park, and is currently CEO of InternetPerils, Inc., which provides automated Internet business risk management intelligence.

Michele Chaboudy, founder and GM of Digital Publications at Newsstand

This is her 4th digital media startup.

Hank Hultquist, Assistant Vice President for Advanced and Competitive Services at AT&T.