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Illinois Tech Library Guides
From the Oxford English Dictionary
Digital Divide - the gulf between those who have ready access to current digital technology (esp. computers and the Internet) and those who do not; (also) social or educational inequality resulting from this.
Network Neutrality - The fact or quality of carrying or handling data regardless of the network, platform etc., on which it is available; (later) spec. the fact or principle of Internet Service Providers enabling access to all content and applications regardless of the source or destination, and without favouring or blocking particular formats, products, web sites, etc.
The Ethics of the Comcast-Net Neutrality Case
A award-winning graduate paper that explores the ethics of the Comcast vs. the Federal Communication Commission case, in which it was ruled that uled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to order Comcast to stop throttling peer-to-peer traffic in the name of network management.
Open Internet Coalition
Advocates for network neutrality and links to sources supporting this stance.
Save the Internet
A group working for net neutrality. This link is to their page Net Neutrality 101 which includes a video clip from the Daily Show exploring this topic.
Digital Divide Institute
An organization seeking to develop policy frameworks and technologies to help bridge the digital divide.
Federal Communications Commissions- Broadband
Information on broadband usage, regulation, and the National Broadband Plan.
IRDC - Information & Communication Technologies
Information and Communication Technologies for Development "Modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as computers and mobile phones can transform emerging economies. Access to ICTs can make governments more accessible and accountable, improve health and safety, and create economic opportunities."
Connection Statistics & Reports
Net Neutrality Articles from the NY Times