Net Neutrality and Building Progressive Infrastructure
Panelists Matt Stoller, Timothy Karr, Adam Green, Antwuan Wallace and Nancy Scola address net neutrality - the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet and fights various kinds of distortions that networks can impose on Internet traffic based on design, management practices or business objectives - and building progressive infrastructure at the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas, NV. Highlights include a look at the power and corruption of the political system threatening net neutrality, the future of net neutrality and the consumer nature of the discourse about Internet data. Video coverage by Link TV.
Link TV coverage of YearlyKos 2006 is made possible by the support of Surdna Foundation, Leland Fikes Foundation and Care2.com.
Adam Green is a pro bono philosopher.
A native of New Jersey, he attended law school at the University of Virginia and did his undergraduate work at The George Washington University â€“ where he studied political communications and economics.
He currently serves as Civic Communications Director for MoveOn.org Civic Action. Previously, he was Communications Director for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and was the DNCâ€™s Press Secretary in Oregon during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Timothy Karr is the author of MediaCitizen, a weblog about the future of America's media. He is the campaign director of Free Press. From September 2003 through February 2005, Karr was executive director of MediaChannel.org and Media for Democracy.
Nancy Scola is a reporter covering technology for POLITICO Pro. For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a wide variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for the Washington Post, a contributing writer at Next City, and a tech and politics correspondent for the Atlantic. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to the Atlantic, Washingtonian, Reuters, and many other publications.
Matt Stoller is a blogger at MyDD.com. He focuses his writing and work on progressive coalition building and the acquisition and use of political power. In 2005, he worked as the blogger for Jon Corzine for Governor and Simon Rosenberg for DNC Chair. He also co-created the web campaign Thereisnocrisis.com to fight against the privatization of Social Security. In 2004, he worked on a radio and blog project called 'The Blogging of the President', credentialled bloggers for the Democratic National Convention, and co-created the web campaign enjoythedraft.com. He is the co-author of a report titled 'The Emergence of the Progressive Blogosphere' from the New Politics Institute. In 2003, he worked on the Draft Clark movement. Stoller began blogging in 2002.
Antwuan is a social justice advocate who helps construct policy innovations for politically marginalized and economically stratified communities. Antwuan serves as the Senior Research Associate for BCT Partners, an IT management and policy consulting firm. Antwuan is a doctoral candidate in Policy Analysis at New School University and a Research Assistant at the Community Research Development Center. Antwuan holds a B.A. from Hampton University and a MPA from Indiana University-Bloomington.