The net neutrality debate isn't just heating up -- for many, it's been a blood-boiler from the get-go. The most recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose enacting a set of Open Internet guidelines that provide paying companies with access to the Internet's "fast lanes" sparked a flurry of feedback last month -- even from unlikely sources, such as comedian John Oliver. Oliver's televised rant implored Internet commenters -- especially trolls -- to bombard the FCC website with their thoughts on the guidelines (which could explain why the FCC's servers crashed following the broadcast).
Comedic tirades aside, the FCC's proposed rules could directly impact the distribution of content and the effectiveness of online advertising, especially for companies or individuals that can't "pay to play." Under these guidelines, telecommunications companies could potentially extend different rates and broadband speeds to different customers based on their content or service types. From a policy and legal perspective, enterprise officers charged with overseeing their organization's compliance and legal departments should be monitoring the net neutrality proposal and preparing for any related fallout.
Join SearchCompliance Thursday, June 19, at 12 p.m. EDT to discuss the FCC's net neutrality proposal and its potential implications for companies' service performance, innovation efforts and information governance strategies. TechTarget Associate Site Editor Emily McLaughlin will lead the event from SearchCompliance's Twitter handle, @ITCompliance, joined by SearchCompliance editors and experts.
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. EDT
Hashtag: Use and follow #GRCchat
Is this your first SearchCompliance tweet jam? Here are tips for both novices and returning #GRCchat-ters:
- To follow the conversation, type "#GRCchat" into Twitter's search bar. From this page, select "All" to view tweets in real time.
- Your first #GRCchat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
- @ITCompliance will ask a series of questions related to net neutrality, starting at 12 p.m. EDT (Q1, Q2, etc.). In your tweeted responses to each question, please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 and so on, then remember to include "#GRCchat". Each tweet sent during the chat should include the hashtag. Other hashtags to consider include #netneutrality and #FCC.
- Please note that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question (consider using format "1 of 2" or "1/2" to identify there is more).
- Throughout the discussion, retweet (RT) and favorite tweets you agree with and reply to those you don't.
Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to Emily McLaughlin. "See" you on Twitter!