Unlike broadcast and telecommunications media, the Internet has developed largely without governmental regulation both in terms of service and content providers. Major communications and media firms essentially control both access to and content of the Internet. Policies to promote access to the Internet are crucial in closing the gap in the digital divide. This article focuses on how the concentration of ownership impacts Internet access and content, as well as on how industry structure affects broadband access.
Yale M. Braunstein,
Ownership Issues in the Digital Divide,
24 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 555
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