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 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

T-Mobile's Binge On Violates Key Net Neutrality Principles

Stanford professor, and net neutrality advocate, Barbara van Schewick explains why T-Mobile’s new Binge On program may feel good in the short-term, but harms consumers in the long run.

Barbara van Schewick

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Lawrence Lessig: Technology Will Create New Models for Privacy Regulation

"…when push comes to shove, if certain services are not available to you because of privacy restrictions, you back out of restrictions. This is where I think new architecture is going to be so important." — Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Ethics, Harvard University

Lawrence Lessig
Wall Street Journal
December 30, 2015