Carterphone at Santa Clara

Carterfone and Open Access in the Digital Era
Santa Clara University School of Law

Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute and the BroadBand Institute of California

October 17, 2008

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The FCC’s 1968 Carterfone decision—celebrating its 40th anniversary this year—is frequently cited in policy discussions about Net Neutrality and open access, but there is little consensus about how its provisions should apply to Internet access providers and emerging communications technologies. This Symposium will gather leading telecommunications policy experts to explore the opinion’s implications—past, present and future—on communications policy. Nick Johnson, the former FCC Commissioner who authored the opinion, will provide the keynote address.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Five plus hours of CLE are also available to attorneys at HTLI benefactor firms and in-house counsel for free, to Santa Clara Law alumni for $50, and to everyone else for $100. Santa Clara Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

For speaker information and to register online, visit