(remember, no one "runs the Internet" really. By "the pipes" I mean the US infrastructure & industries)
FCC didn't regulate the Internet from the start, then did (as a common carrier) at the end of the Obama administration, then stopped during the Trump administration.
The FTC has been pseudo-regulating entitites on the Internet. They have no regulatory authority over common carriers, but they are able to regulate against consumer fraud, so have been working that angle.
Municipalities & states sometimes battle commercial outfits (and sometimes with each other) over providing broadband services.
Define Net Neutrality:
What are the central issues?
Who's in favor? Who's against it?
How we got where we are today... a timeline in the courts and legislature
Verizon, FCC Go To Court Over Net Neutrality
Part Two: D.C. Circuit Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules (but suggests that the FCC could make it so, by redefining the Internet)
On February 26, 2015, the reclassified broadband access as a telecommunications service and thus applying Title II (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to Internet service providers
On March 12, 2015, the FCC released the specific details of its new net neutrality rule.
On April 13, 2015, the FCC published the final rule on its new regulations.The rule took effect on June 12, 2015.
FCC says AT&T is violating net neutrality with DirecTV data cap exemption
FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible”
To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications”
Net Neutrality Rules Expire as Backers Turn to Congress, Courts
Concept 6 Application Note article:
-If you want to write about
computational capacities, use:
Moore's law has ended. What comes next?
-If you want to write about delivery systems, use:
How the 'Net works: an introduction to peering and transit
Want to learn more?
Bruce Schneler. Click Here to Kill Everybody. W. W. Norton & Co. 2018.
Nicolas Carr, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, Norton: 2014.
Lev Manovich. Software Takes Command. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Andrew Blum. Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, HarperCollins, 2012.
Timothy Wu. The Master Switch. Knopf, 2010.
Nicholas Carr, The Big Switch. Norton, 2008.