The Resource Net Neutrality: Background and Issues

Net Neutrality: Background and Issues

Label
Net Neutrality: Background and Issues
Title
Net Neutrality: Background and Issues
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the 109th Congress continues 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 nondiscriminatory treatment, is referred to as "net neutrality." There is no single accepted definition of "net neutrality." However, most people would agree that any such definition should include the general principles that owners of the networks that compose and provide access to the Internet should not control how consumers lawfully use that network, and they should not be able to discriminate against content providers' access to that network. Concern over whether it is necessary to take steps to ensure access to the Internet for content, services, and applications providers, as well as consumers, and if so, what these should be, is a major focus in the debate over telecommunications reform. Some policymakers contend that more specific regulatory guidelines may be necessary to protect the marketplace from potential abuses that could threaten the net neutrality concept. Others contend that existing laws and FCC policies are sufficient to deal with potential anti-competitive behavior and that such regulations would have negative effects on the expansion and future development of the Internet. The issue of "net neutrality" is expected to remain in the forefront as the 109th Congress continues its debate over telecommunications reform. For information on legislative activity, see CRS Issue Brief IB10045, "Broadband Internet Regulation and Access: Background and Issues," by Angele A. Gilroy and Lennard G. Kruger. This report will be updated as events warrant
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gilroy, Angele A
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Control
  • Policies
  • Broadband
  • Access
  • Internet
  • Regulations
  • Competition
  • Telecommunications
  • Discrimination
  • Cable television
  • Consumers
  • Telephone systems
  • Behavior
  • Threats
  • Neutral
  • Costs
  • Limitations
  • Sociology and Law
  • Computer Systems
  • Radio Communications
  • Non-radio Communications
Label
Net Neutrality: Background and Issues
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Publication
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CRS Report for Congress
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227919887
  • (OCoLC)ocn227919887
Label
Net Neutrality: Background and Issues
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227919887
  • (OCoLC)ocn227919887

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