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Internet Net Neutrality Analysis Report Examines This Vital Communications System in Developed Countries

October 29, 2008

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/115a1b/global_internet) has announced the addition of the “Global – Internet – Net Neutrality Analysis” report to their offering.

The Internet has joined the road and rail networks, the postal system and the global telephone network as a vital communications system; particularly in developed countries. The principle known as ‘Network Neutrality’ allows Internet users to access any web content or applications they choose, without restriction or limitation. This is taken for granted by the billions of people who access the Internet worldwide. However a concerning precedent is taking place in the US, where carriers would like to be able to charge for tiered network service – and it will have global implications if it succeeds. However despite the importance of the issue, it may be some time yet before the US government determines the country’s net neutrality path. This report provides an overview and analysis of the net neutrality debate, including a look at the global implications.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Introduction

2.1 Commercial expansion of the Internet

3. Network neutrality – a global issue

4. Carriers in competition with content providers

5. Network neutrality and non-discrimination

6. Developments in the USA

6.1 In the global context

6.2 Net neutrality – the Americans still don’t get it – analysis

7. No-one owns the Internet

8. Related reports

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/115a1b/global_internet