- Hardcover: 266 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books; 1 edition (December 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739178687
- ISBN-13: 978-0739178683
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,069,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the Open Internet 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Regulating the Web is a series of 11 essays that grew out of panel discussions from the 2011 National Communication Association meeting. As such, it shares the strengths found in many books growing out of conferences. It is well researched and full of very current information as of the time of its publication. Contributors present novel and informative perspectives on the history, politics, and current state of the Internet. This is a worthwhile read for audiences interested in the topic of net neutrality. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals. (CHOICE)
Network neutrality is one of the most important policy issues of the 21st century, with implications for the future of politics, intellectual life, culture, the economy, and more. This smart, sophisticated, and cutting-edge collection offers both a solid introduction and a comprehensive overview of the best thinking of proponents of an open internet. (Thomas Streeter, University of Vermont)
About the Author
Zack Stiegler is assistant professor of communications media at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Top customer reviews
The beginning of the book was probably the most helpful to me as a newcomer to the specifics of the subject. In this section, Stiegler provides an outline for the net neutrality debate over the years of its evolution. It should be noted that there are points where he makes statements that could be seen as biased by a person with a conservative outlook on the issue, such as several mentions of corporate lobbying and its effect on net neutrality policy.
Evidence is provided throughout the book primarily with the use of common knowledge and comparison. Arguments are backed up with the real-world story of what happened during the period being discussed. Comparisons are made between ideas such as common carrier policy, which is used for cell-phone providers, and net neutrality in a way that attempts to solidify the debate in either direction as the reader discerns their own conclusion.
Overall, Stiegler has collected a selection of essays that appropriately provides detailed information about net neutrality. Accessibility is present in a way that allows those with little knowledge to jump right in to the core concepts. However, there is enough depth to also appeal to those that have prior knowledge and simply want to expand their thoughts on the net neutrality debate.