Networks and Infrastructure


“Broadband” refers to high-speed data networks that allow users to access Internet services such as streaming media, VoIP, etc. Broadband is often defined by regulators based on the data rates or “speed” the network provides. The speeds which define broadband have changed – and will continue to change – as technologies improve and infrastructure investments continue.

TAP Blog

Your Internet Privacy Should Be Up For Sale

University of Chicago law professor Omri Ben-Shahar questions the FCC’s quest to regulate privacy for Internet providers.

Omri Ben-Shahar

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Broadband Access and Infrastructure

High-speed Internet access – often referred to as “broadband” – is a set of technologies that, taken together, are recognized as a potential catalyst for global economic and social change.


Clive Thompson on High-Bandwidth Buddies

"Having a smaller number of high-bandwidth relationships can be good for you." — Marshall Van Alstyne, Associate Professor, Boston University

Marshall Van Alstyne
April 26, 2011

Featured Article

The Challenge of Increasing Broadband Capacity

This paper looks at technology that increases the bandwidth of existing networks that carry broadband traffic.

By: Dale Hatfield