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Networks and Infrastructure

Although “the Internet” seems ethereal, it is in fact a network of networks that connects billions of users around the world. The capabilities of the Internet are dependent on the reach of those networks. Many governments worldwide are considering how to effectively and efficiently make robust networks available to their citizens to enable them to access the Internet.

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Quotes

Net Neutrality Fight Likely Headed Back to Court

"It is virtually inevitable that some or many of the carriers will challenge the rules." — James Speta, Professor of Law, Northwestern University


James Speta
Source: Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2015

F.C.C. Plans Strong Hand to Regulate the Internet

"Once you’ve decided to take the bold step — apply Title II — and open yourself up to attacks from the industry and in court, it makes sense to put in everything you want." — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania


Kevin Werbach
Source: New York Times
February 4, 2015

In Net-Neutrality Push, FCC Chief Will Seek Utility-Like Rules for Net

"And the norm — no fast lanes — has worked awfully well." — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University


Tim Wu
Source: The Seattle Times
February 3, 2015

Why Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet Failed

"Apple has a lot of experience in squeezing companies that thought they were the ones squeezing everyone else." — James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, University of Maryland


James Grimmelmann
Source: Slate
September 12, 2014

Point of Despair: Father of Net Neutrality Tim Wu Talks about Tech Policy’s Worst Year

In this interview with The Verge, Columbia law professor Tim Wu discusses his ballot fight for lieutenant governor of New York, tech policy’s terrible year, and why there may be new reason for optimism on net neutrality.


Tim Wu
Source: The Verge
August 4, 2014

What If the FCC Is the Wrong Agency to Handle Net Neutrality?

"What I'm suggesting is that net neutrality has supported and upheld this network as a platform for speech and innovation and noneconomic values, none of which is captured by antitrust scrutiny." — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University


Tim Wu
Source: The Washington Post
June 20, 2014

Nobody Is Neutral When It Comes to Net Neutrality

This article examines the legal and political hurdles with the FCC’s net neutrality proposal to reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Christopher Yoo, director for the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is quoted.


Christopher Yoo
Source: Scientific American
May 27, 2014

Nobody Is Neutral When It Comes to Net Neutrality

This article examines the legal and political hurdles with the FCC’s net neutrality proposal to reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu argues that reclassification as a Title II telecommunications common carrier would be achievable.


Tim Wu
Source: Scientific American
May 27, 2014

Is an Internet 'Fast Lane' Inevitable?

"The 'Common Carrier' regime has always acknowledged that providers can create different classes of service as long as they charge everyone who wants that class of service the same amount....it wouldn’t prevent internet service providers from creating a fast lane in the first place." — Christopher Yoo, Professor, University of Pennsylvania


Christopher Yoo
Source: American Public Media’s Marketplace
May 15, 2014

At Times, Netflix Movies Make Up a Third of Traffic

"We don't say the electricity companies should be charging the air conditioning producers for the fact that they create all this demand for electricity." — Barbara van Schewick, Professor, Stanford University


Barbara van Schewick
Source: National Public Radio’s Marketplace
May 15, 2014
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In a Win for the Open Internet, AT&T Stops Zero-Rating Its Own Video

Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick explains why AT&T’s decision to suspend its sponsored data program is a “win for an open and free internet.”

Barbara van Schewick

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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.

Featured Article

The FCC is About to Repeal Net Neutrality. Here’s Why Congress Should Stop Them

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules. Net neutrality rules are well established and popular.

By: Barbara van Schewick