Is Net Neutrality Necessary to Keep the Internet Free?

By on November 6, 2017

Is net neutrality necessary to keep the Internet free? Two experts debate the issue.

Ryan Clough
Public Knowledge
Ryan Clough is general counsel at Public Knowledge, where he oversees major organizational legal and policy initiatives. Previously, he was an intellectual property litigator at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Denver. Before that, he served as counsel to Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, with a focus on intellectual property, Internet, and competition policy. He has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

Thomas Hazlett, PhD
Clemson University
Thomas Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson University, specializing in the Information Economy, including regulation in telecommunications, media, and the Internet. He served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission and was a columnist on technology policy issues for the Financial Times. He serves as director of the Information Economy Project at Clemson and is co-author of Public Policy Toward Cable Television.