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Who's Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy Perspectives

October 5, 2010
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The debate about the future of the Internet is more politically charged than ever. Internet policy issues are becoming more central. All groups involved in Internet policy share a goal of a robust Internet ecosystem but have sometimes vastly different definitions of robust and different views on how to achieve that goal.

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Who's Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy

October 5, 2010
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The debate about the future of the Internet is more politically charged than ever. Internet policy issues are becoming more central. All groups involved in Internet policy share a goal of a robust Internet ecosystem but have sometimes vastly different definitions of robust and different views on how to achieve that goal. In this report we identify nine distinct groups shaping Internet policy and how these groups view key Internet policy issues, including net neutrality, copyright, and privacy.

 

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Network Policy and Economic Doctrines

October 4, 2010
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Disagreements over how to craft Internet policy have become more and more contentious and political. Beyond the technical and engineering aspects are economic questions. The points of view of various stakeholders and participants on such matters as privacy, net neutrality, copyright and other issues stem from four major economic philosophies: conservative neo-classical, liberal neo-classical, neo-Keynesian and innovation economics.

In this paper presented at the 2010 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson analyzes how prevailing economic philosophies drive approaches to network policy in four key areas: broadband competition, net neutrality, copyright and privacy.

This article was published in the June 2011 issue of Telecommunications Policy.

Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks

October 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

Does the spirit of open networking embedded in the design philosophy of the Internet permit network operators to provide enhanced service tiers for a fee? This has been one of the central questions in the net neutrality debate in Congress since 2006. Read more »

Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks

October 1, 2010
Audio and video from the event "Role of Managed Services on Broadband Networks."

Does the spirit of open networking embedded in the design philosophy of the Internet permit network operators to provide enhanced service tiers for a fee? This has been one of the central questions in the net neutrality debate in Congress since 2006. An open inquiry at the FCC seeks comment on this question, and a recent spate of stories in the media over FCC filings by Free Press, AT&T, and others highlights its contentious nature. Read more »

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Statement by ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett on Latest FCC Actions on Open Internet

“ITIF supports the FCC's decision to seek public comment on two specific questions that are critical to the future of the Internet: managed services and mobile broadband. These two difficult questions have eluded consensus so far, and no Open Internet order can survive court challenge and win broad support if the FCC doesn't get them right. Read more »

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