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A Growing Digital Divide: Internet Freedom and the Negative Impact of Command-and-Control Networking
July/August 2011 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 75-79
Sascha D. Meinrath, New America Foundation
James Losey, New America Foundation
Benjamin Lennett, New America Foundation

There is a growing consensus that communications is a fundamental right. However, achieving digital equality in the broadband age has become considerably more complex than just universal access. This article offers a more nuanced perspective on the widening digital divide that's centered on a user's utility of a broadband connection and outlines networking technologies that place control in users' hands.

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Index Terms:
communication/networking, information technology, centralized networks, wireless communications, public policy issues, regulation, digital divide, command-and-control, Internet freedom
Citation:
Sascha D. Meinrath, James Losey, Benjamin Lennett, "A Growing Digital Divide: Internet Freedom and the Negative Impact of Command-and-Control Networking," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 75-79, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.85
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