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.

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

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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.

TAP Blog

Listening to Yogi on Interconnection and Net Neutrality

Professor Kevin Werbach, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, discusses why he supports FCC Chairman Wheeler’s proposed approach of using authority under Section 706 of the Communications Act to protect the open Internet.

Kevin Werbach

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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