What most of us know as "the Internet" is actually a set of largely autonomous, loosely coordinated communication networks. As the influence of the Internet continues to grow, understanding its real nature is imperative to acting on a wide range of policy issues.
This timely new book explains basic design choices that underlie the Internet's success, identifies key trends in the evolution of the Internet, evaluates current and prospective technical, operational, and management challenges, and explores the resulting implications for decision makers. The committee-composed of distinguished leaders from both the corporate and academic community-makes recommendations aimed at policy makers, industry, and researchers, going on to discuss a variety of issues:
Table of Contents
|Overview and Recommendations||1-28|
|1 Introduction and Context||29-52|
|2 Scaling Up the Internet and Making It More Reliable and Robust||53-106|
|3 Keeping the Internet the Internet: Interconnection, Openness, and Transparency||107-150|
|4 Collisions Between Existing Industries and Emerging Internet Industries: Telephony as a Case Study||151-176|
|5 Implications for Broad Public Policy||177-216|
|Appendix: Biographies of Committee Members||217-224|
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