Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Networks and Infrastructure

Although “the Internet” seems ethereal, it is in fact a network of networks that connects billions of users around the world. The capabilities of the Internet are dependent on the reach of those networks. Many governments worldwide are considering how to effectively and efficiently make robust networks available to their citizens to enable them to access the Internet.

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

The Challenges in Designing the FCC’s Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction

Professors Ilya Segal and Jonathan Levin, both with Stanford University, are two of the leading experts in auction theory and implementation chosen by the Federal Communications Commission to design the unprecedented broadcast spectrum incentive auction. Professors Segal and Levin graciously shared their expertise and time with TAP in order to explain the reverse and forward auctions, the components that they are directly involved with.

TAP Staff Blogger

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Nobody Is Neutral When It Comes to Net Neutrality

This article examines the legal and political hurdles with the FCC’s net neutrality proposal to reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Christopher Yoo, director for the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is quoted.

Christopher Yoo
Scientific American
May 27, 2014