The Future Of Broadband Technologies

The invention of the Internet has made it infinitely easier for people all over the world to communicate and engage in business with one another. Nowadays, it is difficult to think of a single facet of life that has not been improved in some way by the Internet. Whether you use the tremendous network for your entertainment or financial purposes, you have a connection present that defines the way you go about your day-to-day activities. That said, what if service providers or interested government agencies placed limits on what you could do with the time you spend online? The expanding nature of the Internet has raised numerous concerns regarding website content and the services provided by Internet companies.

Many of these problems revolve around the concept of net neutrality and how any form of online regulation will violate it. There is widespread concern about what these violations could mean in the future, leading to a multitude of questions regarding the ethics of regulatory actions. Subjects involve things such as the nature of internet service providers and the direction in which broadband is moving. To understand these concerns, one must first understand the core concepts, and why they are so vital to the Internet’s operation.

In the United States, $210 Billion dollars were spent on investments made by cable companies over that last decade to upgrade and expand U.S. Broadband networks, and consumer-purchased broadband connection speeds have double since 1997. Also, 85% of Americans have access to at least 100 mbps, while 54% of Europeans have access to at least 30 Mbps.

To learn more about net neutrality, check out the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program.

Future Of Broadband Technologies

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