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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Hearing on Internet Management
Date Thursday April 17
Time 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Dinkenspiel Hall
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorTracy Rosenberg
Emailtracy [at] media-alliance.org
Phone510-832-9000
Public Comment practice sessions: (Free - rolling admission - come when you can)

1) Sunday April 13th 4pm-6pm
Peninsula Media Center
900 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA
Sponsored by Media Alliance, the Peninsula Media Center and the SavetheInternet Coalition

2) Monday April 14th 6pm-7:30pm
KPFA Radio - Performance Studio
1929 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA
Sponsored by Media Alliance, First Voice and the SavetheInternet Coalition

3) Tuesday April 15th 4:30pm-6:30pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa Street
San Francisco CA
Sponsored by Media Alliance, the Peninsula Media Center and the SavetheInternet Coalition

4) Wednesday April 16th 6:30pm to 8:30pm
One East Palo Alto/Ravenswood Health Clinic
1798 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA
Sponsored by Media Alliance, One East Palo Alto and the SavetheInternet Coalition

The hearing on network management of the Internet is a do-over of a February hearing at Harvard University where hundreds of seats were taken by folks hired by Comcast off the street to line up early. Many were later photographed snoozing through the hearing. The telecom position is that even though they've been caught interfering with Internet traffic numerous times, they should be trusted to police themselves in the public interest and not be burdened with onerous neutrality legislation. We think that after the hand is in the cookie jar many times, it may be time to put on a lid. Anyone who depends on the Internet for accurate information, connecting with like-minded folks, or promoting events and actions has a huge stake in a neutral Internet. Please send this info far and wide and let's pack this hearing!

The speaker practice workshops will be fun. Pick up some talking points, ask any questions, and role play your testimony. We'll have you in and out quickly and all ready to talk back to the FCC.
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 2:44 PM

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