May 16, 2012
Event - The Future of Internet Economics
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
June 15, 2012
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Internet data traffic growth shows no signs of slowing anytime soon and peak traffic is projected to grow even faster due to many factors, including growth in video and cloud-based services and richer content on major websites. The changing nature of demand for bandwidth has potentially large implications for our communications landscape. For example, it may already be straining long-standing peering and transit agreements as traditional balances of traffic change and is increasingly testing the viability of the traditional “all-you-can-eat” broadband pricing models.
"The Future of Internet Economics" will highlight existing research on the economics of broadband and will address such topics as how changing bandwidth consumption patterns could impact future business models, how such changes could affect content creation, and what role, if any, the government should play as the industry grapples with these changes.
Speakers will be announced soon. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. Questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at email@example.com.
The Technology Policy Institute
The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/.