Technology Innovation For Net Neutrality @ SXSW

Tanya Vernitsky

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August 22nd, 2017

We are bringing together industry leaders in online video, internet infrastructure and startup community on a panel at SXSW on Fighting The Demise of Net Neutrality w/ Innovation. Please support this panel with your vote!

Entrepreneurs, engineers and, creators around the world use the internet to build something people want. Today’s startup experiments will become tomorrow’s essentials. If this Fall FCC rolls back the net neutrality regulations, businesses and consumers in the US will be constrained by the priorities of special interest groups.

"Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments 
regulating the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating 
or charging differentially by user, content, website, platform, application, type of 
attached equipment, or mode of communication." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality

The policy advocacy work undertaken by tech community leaders, like YCombinator’s Sam Altman, inspired thousands of startups to join the fight for net neutrality. But we don’t ultimately control what happens at the FCC now (if we could, we would be on the other side of the conversation). What is the alternative? Can companies tangibly employ technological innovation to protect themselves from the fallout of the decisions in Washington?

We are bringing together industry leaders in online video, internet infrastructure and startup community on a panel at SXSW to explore how media companies can use technology to ensure their streaming infrastructures can compete with giants like Netflix and YouTube in the era.  

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The panel is moderated by Tim Wu, author, law professor and policy advocate. He is best known for coining the phrase network neutrality and his advocacy for open internet.  

We need your vote to make this panel a reality. Please take a moment to show your support! Community voting is August 7-25.

 

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