New Government Report: Access to Broadband Networks
by Angele A. Gilroy
Paperback, 17 pages, 2011, $20.00
As congressional policymakers continue to debate telecommunications reform, a major point of contention is the question of whether action is needed to ensure unfettered access to the Internet. The move to place restrictions on the owners of the networks that compose and provide access to the Internet, to ensure equal access and non-discriminatory treatment, is referred to as “net neutrality.”A major focus in the debate is concern over whether it is necessary for policymakers to take steps to ensure access to the Internet for content, services, and applications providers, as well as consumers, what these steps should be.
Contents of this report: Introduction; FCC Activity; Industry Initiatives; Network Management; The Policy Debate; Congressional Activity.