When: Thu., June 25, 5 p.m. 2015
The internet has been commercially available in the United States for two decades, but the way it works can still be confusing to a lot of us. Recently, net neutrality has proved to be a particularly complicated and commonly misunderstood topic of debate. In February, the Federal Communications Commission passed a number of new regulations that work to ensure equal access to the internet in the United States, but big service providers haven’t been pleased. In conjunction with its Security Question exhibition, and in partnership with Impact Hub, the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley) will be hosting a panel on net neutrality that will pinpoint why free speech advocates are fighting for it and why corporations are fighting against it. Experts Jeremy Malcolm, senior global policy analyst of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Nick Aster of Triple Pundit; and Josh Nelson of CREDO will hash out the topic on June 25, focusing on why net neutrality is important for discussing sustainability and enforcing responsible business practices. The night will begin with a happy hour at 5 p.m., then the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The session will surely be more informative than the article you read on Wikipedia.
Price: $8, $10