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Author Pickard, Victor W., author.

Title After net neutrality : a new deal for the digital age / Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (181 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The battle for ownership and control of communication infrastructures -- The broadband cartel -- The making of a movement -- Conclusion : another internet is possible -- Net neutrality timeline.
Summary "This short book is both a primer that explains the history and politics of net neutrality and an argument for a more equitable framework for regulating access to the internet. Pickard and Berman argue that we should not see internet service as a commodity but as a public good necessary for sustaining democratic society in the twenty-first century. They aim to reframe the threat to net neutrality as more than a conflict between digital leviathans like Google and internet service providers like Comcast but as part of a much wider project to commercialize the public sphere and undermine the free speech essential for democracy. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the key concepts underpinning the net neutrality battle and rallying points for future action to democratize online communication."-- Provided by publisher
Biography Victor Pickard is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. He is the author of America's Battle for Media Democracy. David Elliot Berman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on the political economy of new media.
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Subject Network neutrality -- United States -- History.
Telecommunication policy -- United States -- History.
Internet governance -- United States -- History.
Telecommunication systems -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Communication Policy.
Internet governance.
Network neutrality.
Telecommunication policy.
Telecommunication systems -- Social aspects.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Berman, David Elliot, author.
Other Form: Print version: Pickard, Victor W. After net neutrality. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019] 0300241402 (OCoLC)1089964981
ISBN 9780300249101 (electronic book)
0300249101 (electronic book)
9780300241402 (hardcover)