Merit Webinar: Open Access & Transforming Broadband Networks to Benefit Consumers
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When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:00 PM
Where: Online
United States

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As the internet emerged and moved from science experiment to commercial system, it was not initially obvious that this new global network would become a foundational system for society. The leaders of the telephone and cable TV industries recognized an opportunity and took action, capitalizing on the first-mover advantage. These companies leveraged existing infrastructure and consolidated their respective industries to take control of the onramp to the internet. Utilizing a profit-driven approach, these incumbent operators did not organize their strategy around building the most reliable networks or optimizing for customers’ interests.

This webinar will explore whether the importance of broadband networks to society merits restructuring our internet access model.

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