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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Fact Sheets

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

Europe Is About to Adopt Bad Net Neutrality Rules. Here’s How to Fix Them

Tomorrow (Tues. Oct 27) the European Parliament will vote on rules intended to protect network neutrality in the European Union (EU). Professor Barbara van Schewick explains why the proposal is weaker than current net neutrality rules in the U.S., and offers suggestions for securing meaningful net neutrality for Europe.

Barbara van Schewick


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