Networks and Infrastructure

Net Neutrality

“Net Neutrality” refers to the concept of an “open Internet” whereby end-users can access the lawful content, applications, services and devices of their choice. Policymakers around the world are considering whether and how to ensure that the Internet remains “open” and Internet access service providers do not improperly block or degrade content sent over their networks.

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Ideological Segregation Online and Offline

Measures the degree of ideological segregation in the market for online news and compares this to other news sources.

By: Jesse M. Shapiro, Matthew Gentzkow

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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.

TAP Blog

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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Federal Communications Commission Issues New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

"Sadly, the debates are not over. In all likelihood, this will bleed over to an issue that is actively debated in the next presidential campaign." — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Werbach
Los Angeles Daily News
February 26, 2015