Networks and Infrastructure

Broadband

“Broadband” refers to high-speed data networks that allow users to access Internet services such as streaming media, VoIP, etc. Broadband is often defined by regulators based on the data rates or “speed” the network provides. The speeds which define broadband have changed – and will continue to change – as technologies improve and infrastructure investments continue.

TAP Blog

Your Internet Privacy Should Be Up For Sale

University of Chicago law professor Omri Ben-Shahar questions the FCC’s quest to regulate privacy for Internet providers.

Omri Ben-Shahar

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Broadband Access and Infrastructure

High-speed Internet access – often referred to as “broadband” – is a set of technologies that, taken together, are recognized as a potential catalyst for global economic and social change.

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Clive Thompson on High-Bandwidth Buddies

"Having a smaller number of high-bandwidth relationships can be good for you." — Marshall Van Alstyne, Associate Professor, Boston University

Marshall Van Alstyne
Wired
April 26, 2011

Featured Article

Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment

Firms and economists disagree as to whether allowing employees to work from home is a good practice. This study shows that many workers are more productive when working from home; however, home workers may be promoted less often.

By: Nicholas Bloom, D. John Roberts, James Liang, Zhichun Jenny Ying