National Press Club

Internet neutrality's impact on free speech, 10 am June 23

June 20, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

Lauren Wilson, policy counsel at Free Press, will argue that net neutrality is necessary to promote media freedom and the public interest at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, in the Zenger Room.

Until a recent federal appeals court decision, net neutrality was the standard. But now the Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules that will give Internet service providers new discretion over information sent and received, which some see as a threat to free speech. Wilson’s organization advocates for a free and open Internet and fights “runaway” media consolidation.

Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed journalists and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is necessary.