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Tuesday, September 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality

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The network neutrality debate is gaining great political momentum. Several countries have already implemented network neutrality laws, while many others are currently elaborating or scrutinising the opportunity to elaborate network neutrality legislation. Yet, we are witnessing today the emergence of a variety of divergent (and somewhat incompatible) approaches towards whether or not network neutrality is enshrined in law.

Over the last months, in the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the elaboration of new Open Internet rules after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal invalidated the Open Internet Order; at the European Union level net-neutrality is going to be enshrined into legislation but the outcome of this latter process seem currently difficult to predict; whilst the Brazilian National Congress adopted the Marco Civil an Internet Bill of Rights containing strong network neutrality provisions.

While the network neutrality debate continues, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may enter into opaque interconnection-arrangements (peering agreements) that might include provision compelling Content and Applications Providers to pay ISPs for a direct connection to their consumers (so called “sender-pays” model).

These and many other issues will be presented by some of the contributors to the annual Report of the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality that will engage in an interactive debate during the DC NN meeting.

Meeting Format

The meeting will be introduced by a keynote delivered by Mr Vint Cerf, Vice-president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, followed by an interactive debate, prompted by the interventions of the various authors of the 2014 Report of the DC NN.

The authors/panellists will engage in an collaborative discussion aimed at jointly analysing their findings and proposals.


Luca Belli

Council of Europe/Université Paris 2
Luca Belli has recently joined the Council of Europe's Internet Governance Unit, where he works as an agent. Over the past years, Luca Belli worked for the IGF Secretariat, for the Internet Society and for the Council of Europe. Furthermore, he was trained as an ISOC Next Generation... Read More →


Vint Cerf

Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc
Dr. Vinton G. (Vint) Cerf is a computer scientist and widely recognized as one of the "Fathers of the Internet."" He was one of the inventors of the internet architecture and co-designer of the basic protocols (TCP/IP) along with Robert Kahn. He serves as vice president and c... Read More →
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Roslyn Layton, PhD

Visiting Researcher, Strand Consult
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Chris Riley

Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
Chris Riley is the Director of Public Policy at Mozilla, working to advance the open internet through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department... Read More →

Ørnulf Storm

Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority

Patricia Vargas-Leon

Syracuse University

Tuesday September 2, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm EEST
Workshop Room 07 (Rumeli Terrace / Halic)

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