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

House Appropriations Bill Threatens to Undo Open Internet Rules Through the Backdoor

Professor Barbara van Schewick, Director of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, explains how the FCC’s Open Internet Rules will be impacted by some of the GOP add-ons to the House Appropriations Bill. Professor van Schewick’s post was originally published June 11th, the Appropriations Bill was approved today, June 17th.

Barbara van Schewick

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Google’s Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet

"In different environments, the balance ought to be different." — Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Yoo
The Wall Street Journal
May 14, 2015