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News tagged with „Infrastructure network“

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October 2014

21.10.2014 – ZEW (ibe/joh/fkr/jpr)

Digital Agenda - Companies Need Fast and Secure Networks

The companies in the information economy are calling for a nationwide broadband infrastructure with a download speed of at least 50 Mbit/s as well as secure digital services. A fast and reliable broadband infrastructure should also be centre stage in the federal government's Digital Agenda, according to the companies in this economic sector. This is the result of a current study by ZEW. read more

April 2010

14.04.2010 – ZEW (kbo/mva)

Internet Users Benefit from Prioritised Data Transport

Currently the question is raised if all data sent online are still going to be treated in the same manner or if certain data are going to be prioritised in the future. Internet providers like Google, Amazon or eBay as well as many internet users and internet activists think that the responsibility to maintain the status quo lies with the government. The status quo guaranteeing net neutrality, i.e. equal treatment of data on the internet, regardless of content, sender and urgency, is to be laid down in law. An analysis by researcher Dr. Margit Vanberg at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) indicates, however, that internet users in particular could benefit from prioritised data transport. read more


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