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

The Impact of Net Neutrality on Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights – A GW Law Conference

The Net Neutrality and Global Internet Freedom Conference on October 23rd will explore the impact of net neutrality and net discrimination on Internet freedom and human rights within the United States and around the world.

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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