How to Break the Internet

Manne, Geoffrey A.; Sperry, R. Ben
May 2015
Reason;May2015, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p20
The article explores the federal government threats of regulations to the internet and cable companies in the U.S. Topics discussed include the imposition of the net neutrality regulations by Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the role of neutral platform to ensure competition among internet service providers and the concept of consumer protection against scams and other illegal transactions in internet services. An overview of the network neutrality is also noted.


Related Articles

  • Internet rules could put you in the slow lane.  // Consumer Reports;Jul2014, Vol. 79 Issue 7, p10 

    The article discusses the response by consumer advocates to revisions to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's proposed Open Internet rules as of July 2014, with topics including Net neutrality for Internet traffic, Internet service provider (ISP) fees for preferred access to customers...

  • FCC Still Alive As Net Neutrality Authority. REINHARDT KRAUSE // Investors Business Daily;1/22/2014, pA04 

    Verizon and other ISPs have been careful not to dance on the grave of net neutrality in the wake of a court ruling that gutted much of the Federal Communications Commission's power to require equal treatment of Internet traffic.

  • Neutrality debate illustrates importance of trust. Tanner, John C. // Telecom Asia;May/Jun2014, p8 

    The author comments on arguments on the proposed net neutrality rules of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow Internet service providers (ISP) to establish priority lanes for heavy bandwidth generators. Topics covered include how the debates on the proposal shows a...

  • The Right Way to Fix the Internet. Anders, George // MIT Technology Review;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 117 Issue 6, p28 

    The article discusses net neutrality, in which Internet service providers are not allowed to offer preferential treatment to certain types of content. Topics include the concerns of network engineers that strict net neutrality rules promoted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will...

  • Cable girds for ISP lobbyists' efforts. Estrella; Haugsted, Joe // Multichannel News;12/13/99, Vol. 20 Issue 51, p22 

    Reports on United States cable communications firms' preparation for proposed legislation on open access Internet service. Federal hands-off policy that only a few local governments want competing Internet-service providers; Various states' reception of the issue; Bill provision that would...

  • McAdams On: Title II. MCADAMS, DEBORAH D. // TV Technology;2/18/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p6 

    The article focuses on the plans of Tom Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. FCC (Federal Communications Commission), to impose Title II Order regarding network neutrality on Internet Service Providers (ISP).

  • Knives out for net neutrality fight. Hattem, Julian // Hill;9/18/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 99, p12 

    The article reports that U.S. lawmakers are weighing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed rules for Internet neutrality, in which Internet service providers such as Comcast Corp. would be prohibited from blocking or slowing access to some websites.

  • Net neutrality.  // Consumer Reports;May2014, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p6 

    The article discusses the overturning of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC's) “Open Internet” rules as of May 2014, which required all Internet service providers to treat content and Websites equally. According to the article, the Consumers Union consumer...

  • The Net Neutrality Riddle. Welch, Matt // Reason;May2015, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p2 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rule, the public-utility regulations on internet services and the fight for Internet freedom.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics