Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

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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Upcoming Events

Evidence-Based Spectrum Policy

Presented by Silicon Flatirons

October 13, 2020,  

TPRC48: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

Hosted by the American University Washington College of Law

February 19, 2021, Washington, DC

TAP Blog

The Show Must Go On

Following the “Schrems II” decision, with the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, privacy expert Omer Tene explains why data will continue to flow across borders, including from Europe to the U.S.

Omer Tene

Fact Sheets

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

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Nobody reads privacy policies. This senator wants lawmakers to stop pretending we do.

“Rather than saying, ‘Everything is permitted, and we'll try to legislate against certain things,’ it goes in the opposite direction.” — Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland
Frank Pasquale
The Washington Post
June 18, 2020

Featured Article

The Challenge of Increasing Broadband Capacity

This paper looks at technology that increases the bandwidth of existing networks that carry broadband traffic.

By: Dale Hatfield