The FCC repealed net neutrality rules just over a year ago, but not much has changed for the average business and home user. ISPs, large businesses, and state legislatures are all actively debating how to regulate ISPs ability to selectively throttle specific vendors and types of services delivered via the Internet. Dr. Reif will explore issues underlying both sides of net neutrality arguments as they affect Valley businesses and residents.
About the speaker:
Harry Reif, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. In addition to teaching, Reif served as JMU’s first Chief Information Officer during the period that JMU established campus connectivity to the Internet. Previous to JMU, he spent his career planning and administering computing centers at universities throughout the US. Dr. Reif is actively involved in computing degree program accreditation worldwide as an ABET Commissioner.