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.

TAP Blog

Playing Politics With the Internet?

Professors Kevin Werbach, Wharton School, and Phil Weiser, Silicon Flatirons, explain why there is no cause for concern about the FCC’s shift toward reclassifying broadband Internet access under Title II of the Communications Act.

Philip J. Weiser and Kevin Werbach

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Obamacare for the Internet? GOP Evolves on Net Neutrality

"There is ultimately a longer game here than net neutrality, which is what authority the FCC has into the future over broadband services. From an industry standpoint, ultimately they are probably more concerned from getting out from under FCC oversight than they are about authorization to engage in hypothetical discrimination." — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Werbach
CBS News
February 5, 2015