A Growing Digital Divide: Internet Freedom and the Negative Impact of Command-and-Control Networking

[Source: New America Foundation, by Sascha D. Meinrath, James Losey and Benjamin Lennett, July 19, 2011]

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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