Networks and Infrastructure

Broadband

“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.

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Professors Paul Ohm and Peter Swire Provide Testimony at Congressional Hearings Examining the FCC’s Internet Privacy Proposal

Georgetown University professor Paul Ohm and Georgia Tech professor Peter Swire provided this week’s Senate hearing with their thoughts on the FCC’s Proposed Rules for regulating Internet privacy.

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Fact Sheets

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.

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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
Wired
April 26, 2011

Featured Article

Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination

This paper looks at ideas to support open access to the Internet, including net neutrality rules.

By: Tim Wu