ABSTRACT

Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting Its Use and Growth [Updated August 15, 2006]   [open pdf - 210KB]

"The evolving role of the Internet in the political economy of the United States also continues to attract congressional attention. Among the issues are what changes may be needed at the Federal Communications Commission in the Internet age, federal support for information technology research and development, provision of online services by the government ('e-government'), and availability and use of 'open source' software by the government. A number of laws already have been passed on many of these issues. Congress is monitoring the effectiveness of these laws, and assessing what other legislation may be needed. Many bills are pending in the 109th Congress, particularly on broadband deployment and Internet privacy (including identity theft). This report identifies that legislation, but does not track the status of the bills."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL98-67
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2006-08-15
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