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Debunking Internet Myths: slow, centralised and local reality

Sandvig, Christian (2011) Debunking Internet Myths: slow, centralised and local reality. Media Policy Blog (28 Jul 2011). Website.

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Abstract

The UK Government remains consistent in its commitment to roll out “superfast” broadband across the country. But what does superfast broadband mean and will having superfast broadband in the UK really give the increased in capacity and access to global content that it should. A July report from Ofcom on internet speeds and research presented at the Annenberg/Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute paint a surprising picture of what speed consumers really get and the other limits to online capacity and access. It turns out that the network we rely on is often much slower than advertised and extremely centralised, despite the common mantra of a global and widespread infrastructure.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > LSE Media Policy Blog
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78186

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