Writing

Academic Papers on Network Neutrality

Barbara van Schewick, Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like. Center for Internet and Society Whitepaper. July 11, 2012.

Barbara van Schewick, Network Neutrality: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like. Paper presented at TPRC 2010. October 3, 2010. More recent version above.
Why a non-discrimination rule banning only discrimination that harms competition or harms users is bad, and why we need a non-discrimination rule that bans application-specific discrimination, but allows application-agnostic discrimination

Barbara van Schewick, 2007, Towards an Economic Framework for Network Neutrality Regulation, Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 5: 329-391.
Why network providers may have an incentive to block or discriminate against applications on their network (now outdated – the most recent, more in-depth analysis is in Internet Architecture and Innovation, Chapter 6)

Barbara van Schewick, 2007, Network Neutrality and the Economics of an Information Superhighway: A Reply to Professor Yoo, Jurimetrics, 47: 383-428 (with Brett Frischmann).
Why blocking applications to manage bandwidth on a network is against the public interest, and a reply to the network neutrality writing of Professor Christopher Yoo

Popular Writing on Network Neutrality

Barbara van Schewick, 2009, Point/Counterpoint: Network Neutrality Nuances, Communications of the ACM, 52: 31-37.
Why we need a rule against blocking and discrimination – a point/counterpoint exchange with Professor David Farber

Testimony and Litigation

Group of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Public Consultation on Network Neutrality

Barbara van Schewick, Comments. August 1, 2012

Verizon’s Blocking of Google Wallet

Barbara van Schewick, Letter to Federal Communications Commission. December 19, 2011

Complaint of Free Press Against Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for Violating Conditions Imposed on C Block of Upper 700 MHz Spectrum

Barbara van Schewick, Letter to the Federal Communications Commission. June 30, 2011

Federal Communications Commission Preserving the Open Internet Proceeding

Barbara van Schewick, Network Neutrality: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like. Attachment to Ex Parte Presentation. August 2, 2010. More recent version under Academic Papers above.
Why a non-discrimination rule banning only discrimination that harms competition or harms users is bad, and why we need a non-discrimination rule that bans application-specific discrimination, but allows application-agnostic discrimination

Barbara van Schewick, Opening Statement at the Federal Communications Commission’s Workshop on Approaches to Preserving the Open Internet, Seattle, WA. April 28, 2010.
Why the FCC should prohibit network providers from charging application or content providers for access to their Internet service customers or for better transport

Barbara van Schewick, Opening Statement at the Federal Communications Commission’s Workshop on Innovation, Investment and the Open Internet, Cambridge, MA. January 13, 2010.
Which factors have fostered application innovation in the past

Comcast v. Federal Communications Commission

Barbara van Schewick (with Jack M. Balkin, Jim Chen, Lawrence Lessig and Timothy Wu), Brief Amicus Curiae Defending the Substance of the FCC’s order against Comcast in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. October 5, 2009.
Why the FCC was right to tell Comcast to stop blocking BitTorrent

Federal Communications Commission Proceeding Regarding Comcast’s Blocking of BitTorrent

Barbara van Schewick, Testimony at the Federal Communications Commission’s Second Public En Banc Hearing on Broadband Network Management Practices (written | oral). Stanford University, Stanford, CA. April 17, 2008.
Why singling out specific applications to manage bandwidth on a network is not reasonable network management

Barbara van Schewick, Petition for Declaratory Ruling (with Free Press, Public Knowledge, Media Access Project, Consumer Federation of America, Information Society Project at Yale Law School and Charles Nesson). November 1, 2007.
Why Comcast’s interference with BitTorrent violates the FCC Internet Policy Statement