Issues

Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

Fact Sheets

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

TAP Blog

Frank Pasquale Examines the Hidden Algorithms that Determine Reputation, Credit Score, and the Price of Vacation Packages in “The Black Box Society”

In his new book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information, law professor Frank Pasquale explores the practice of data collection for profit.

TAP Staff Blogger

Quote

Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability

"It’s just very simple economics. The average market has one or two serious Internet providers, and they set their prices at monopoly or duopoly pricing. — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School"

Tim Wu
The New York Times
October 30, 2014