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Christopher Yoo – The Open Internet in the Aftermath of Verizon v. FCC: What Comes Next?

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Streaming Live:
Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.

The D.C. Circuit’s decision in Verizon v. FCC represents a milestone in the network neutrality debate that has dominated Internet policy for the past decade. In this talk, Professor Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania will discuss the implications of the court’s decision, the FCC’s efforts to revamp network neutrality in light of the court’s reasoning, and market developments since the court’s decision, such as the interconnection agreement between Netflix and Comcast and Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.


Christopher S. Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on how the principles of network engineering and imperfect competition can provide new insights into the regulation of the Internet. The author of four books and more than sixty articles and book chapters, he testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign regulatory authorities. Before entering the academy, Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) under the supervision of now-Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and served as a professor at the Vanderbilt Law School. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the Anderson School at UCLA, and the Northwestern University School of Law.