Second Friday Breakfast
The Men of Westminster holds a breakfast meeting the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:00 to 8:15 AM in Fellowship Hall, with a skilled speaker and discussion facilitator to stimulate thought on how God is working in our lives. Men, don’t miss the fellowship and discussions! Full breakfast provided (donations accepted). Contact Dudley Schadeberg with questions and reservations.
May 12, 2017
The Future of Network Neutrality Rules
with David Hoover
In a 2-1 decision last summer, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which reclassified broadband internet access service as a telecommunications service, subject to common carrier regulations. The FCC also imposed three “bright-line” rules for internet traffic: no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. Several months into the new Administration, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has begun discussing his net neutrality plan with industry representatives. David will deliver a presentation on how the Open Internet Order rules may change and the implications for both internet Service Providers and consumers.
Mr. Hoover is Vice President of Legislative Affairs at NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. He oversees federal legislative strategy on behalf of the association’s 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. David has nearly 20 years of experience working in Washington, conducting research and analyzing federal policies, as well as building relationships with Members of Congress, federal agencies, and public interest groups in support of advocacy efforts.
David Hoover earned a Master of Arts in Telecommunications from Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts & Sciences and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. David and his wife Elizabeth are members of Westminster and reside in Alexandria.
The Men of Westminster take an annual retreat in February to the Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center in Comus, Maryland. In 2017, we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation led by the Rev. James F. Cubie, who has served with the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington since 2011 as a member of the Company of Teachers.