Open Architecture as Communications Policy

Open Architecture as Communications Policy

The book explores new, technology-neutral approaches to preserving both open communications networks and the freedom of the Internet. Open architecture is the design principle on which the success of the Internet and digital computer and communications technologies rests.


Founders of the Internet and its most ardent defenders describe how the principle of open architecture was implemented in the end-to-end principle of the Internet, open interfaces of the personal computer, and nondiscriminatory interconnection and carriage for communications networks.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is the internet?
  • The end of end-to-end
  • Making the network connection
  • Anticompetitive problems of closed communications facilities
  • Network neutrality, broadband discrimination
  • Broadband policy
  • Access denied
  • A horizontal leap forward

Book Details

Author(s): Mark N. Cooper
Publisher: Center for Internet and Society
Format(s): PDF
File size: 1.53 MB
Number of pages: 472
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