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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Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination

This paper looks at ideas to support open access to the Internet, including net neutrality rules.

By: Tim Wu

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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.

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GW Law Professors Warn of U.S. Violations of International Human Rights and Trade Obligations if FCC Does Not Protect Net Neutrality

George Washington University Law School Professors Arturo Carrillo and Dawn Nunziato submitted a Comment to the FCC urging the Commission to adopt strong net neutrality rules so as not to violate the United States' international human rights and trade obligations.

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Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability

"It’s just very simple economics. The average market has one or two serious Internet providers, and they set their prices at monopoly or duopoly pricing. — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School"

Tim Wu
The New York Times
October 30, 2014