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Should Cities be ISPs?
January 1, 2005

"Lobbyists are pressuring Congress to resolve whether governments or private companies should be selling Net access." "Lobbyists are pre…

Your ISP as Net watchdog
January 1, 2005

This article reports on the U.S. Department of Justice exploration of data retention rules that could permit police to obtain records of e-mail, browsing or chat-room activity months after ISPs ord…

CALEA panel
January 1, 2004

CALEA is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, initially passed in 1994. Under CALEA, providers of commercial voice services are required to engineer their networks in such a way a…

After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era
July 13, 2004

"After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangemen…

Higher Education Coalition Comments Filed with the FCC Regarding CALEA and Internet Service Providers
January 1, 2004

A coalition of higher education and library associations recently filed a comment with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opposing a Department of Justice attempt to bring all broadband ac…

Effective Use: A Community Informatics Strategy Beyond the Digital Divide
January 1, 2004

A huge industry has been created responding to the perceived social malady, the "Digital Divide". This paper examines the concepts and strategies underlying the notion of the Digital Divi…

Beyond the ISP—What Is the Value of Your Statenet?
January 1, 2004

Presented at the "A Gathering of State Networks" 2004 Meeting. Statewide education networks are being pressed to demonstrate the "value add" of their network and services. Cur…

Commercial Information Providers: A Look At What's Out There
January 1, 1995

Alumni and others increasingly need to connect to the Internet from outside the campus. Commercial online services are a valuable link. Alumni an…

Raison d'Net - Sleepless in Sillywood
January 1, 1995

Power may dazzle, but access sells. Power may dazzle, but access sells. January …

Making the ConnectionAnother Look at Commercial Internet Access Providers
January 1, 1996

Internet service is big business today. Here's a look at three providers. Internet service is big business today. Here's a look at thre…