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.

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How the Protections of Net Neutrality Could Create the Next Google

Economics professor Nicholas Economides explains why the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision regarding net neutrality will protect the free flow of content on the Internet and ensure fair competition.

Nicholas Economides

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Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

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Obamacare for the Internet? GOP Evolves on Net Neutrality

"There is ultimately a longer game here than net neutrality, which is what authority the FCC has into the future over broadband services. From an industry standpoint, ultimately they are probably more concerned from getting out from under FCC oversight than they are about authorization to engage in hypothetical discrimination." — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Werbach
CBS News
February 5, 2015

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Higher Standards: Regulation in the Network Age

The author argues that the FCC should move towards a standards-based approach to overseeing digital networks.

By: Kevin Werbach