Network Neutrality Regulation in the U.S. And Japan A Comparative Discussion Of Internet Policy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, Room 603

In the lecture, experts from Japan and the U.S. will explore the technical and business conditions that influenced similar regulatory responses from U.S. and Japanese regulators. The discussion will also highlight the technical and market conditions that influenced the subtle differences in approaches to network neutrality and the Open Internet. The lecture will also explore how differing consumer expectations and behavior regarding Quality of Service and Pricing, and other customer support issues in the US and Japan may influence different challenges for providers. As the Internet continues to drive global economic activity, the growing role of network neutrality in international trade contexts will also be discussed, as Internet policy takes an increasingly prominent role in both intellectual property and telecommunications policy setting fora.


Shoko Kiyohara teaches Information and Communication Policy at Meiji University as an associate professor. Prior to this, she worked for InfoCom Research as a researcher, and Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo as an assistant professor. She received Fulbright Scholarship in 2005 and holds her Ph.D in political science from Keio University. Funded by Ohira Masayoshi Foundation, she published her dissertation as a book in 2008.

 

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