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Evaluating the Chairman’s Revised Net Neutrality Proposal

May 12, 2014

Cross posted from the Center for Internet and Society blog. This blog post was co-authored by Barbara van Schewick and Morgan Weiland. Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is revising his proposal for new network neutrality rules. Initial reactions have been mixed. TechCrunch called the revised proposal “a non-fix”—“the […]

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The FCC changed course on network neutrality. Here is why you should care.

April 25, 2014

Wednesday’s press reports of the new network neutrality rules proposed by FCC Chairman Wheeler have been met with anger and confusion. According to the Wall Street Journal, “[r]egulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. […] [T]he proposal would […]

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Paperback and Kindle Versions of Internet Architecture and Innovation Now Available

September 17, 2012

The paperback and Kindle versions of Internet Architecture and Innovation have been released. More information about the book can be found here. There’s a page of reviews, including reviews from Lawrence Lessig, Marvin Ammori, and Brad Burnham. The book is available on and on Amazon’s international websites.

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Network Non-Discrimination and Quality of Service

June 13, 2012

Over the past ten years, the debate over “network neutrality” has remained one of the central debates in Internet policy. Governments all over the world have been investigating whether legislative or regulatory action is needed to limit the ability of providers of Internet access services to interfere with the applications, content and services on their […]

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Is Verizon Wireless illegally blocking Google Wallet? It’s time for the FCC to investigate

December 19, 2011

Two weeks ago, various news outlets reported that Verizon Wireless’s new Galaxy Nexus phone, an Android device that went on sale last Thursday, will not support Google Wallet, Google’s mobile payment application. Based on what we know from press reports, it seems that Verizon Wireless is violating the open-devices and open-applications conditions in its legal […]

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Public Interest Requires Public Input: Verizon/Android Tethering

June 30, 2011

According to recent news reports, Verizon Wireless has asked Google to disable tethering applications in Google’s mobile application store, the Android Market. Tethering applications allow users to use laptops or other devices over their mobile Internet connection by attaching them to their smart phones. In early June, Free Press filed a complaint with the FCC […]

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The FCC’s Open Internet Rules – Stronger than You Think

December 27, 2010

Since the FCC adopted rules to protect an open Internet on Tuesday, many have asked whether the rules could have gone further to better protect users and innovators or whether the FCC’s political strategy was flawed. These are all valid questions, and I’m sure they will continue to be debated for a long time. However, […]

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The FCC’s Open Internet Proposal – Lessons from Silicon Valley

December 13, 2010

[This is the second of two posts about the FCC’s proposal for Open Internet rules. The first post is available here.] Since I posted the letter by Zediva, an online video company, that describes what the current Open Internet proposal would mean for them and how the proposal should be improved to protect them and […]

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Start-Up Video Company Asks FCC to Improve Open Internet Proposal

December 12, 2010

[This is the first of two posts about the FCC’s proposal for Open Internet rules. The second post is available here.] On December 1, the chairman of the FCC proposed a set of rules designed to protect the open Internet. He would like the commission to adopt this proposal at its open meeting on December […]

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Do we need a new generativity principle? – Comments on Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet (II)

September 8, 2010

[This is the second of two posts on Jonathan Zittrain’s book The Future of the Internet and how to stop it that I wrote for an online symposium at Concurring Opinions. The first post (on the relative importance of generative end hosts and generative network infrastructure for the Internet’s overall ability to foster innovation) is […]

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