By now, you’ve probably heard the hubbub surrounding the joint proposal from Google and Verizon for their take on openness rules and the consumer Internet.
But what has been more interesting, even than the combined efforts of the most notable online pundits, is that suddenly policy is once again a sexy issue. For anyone in the information field, if you’ve overlooked policy in your job until now – stop. Pay attention. Contribute. Otherwise, we all stand to find ourselves hurtling towards a bifurcated Interent unlike anything we’ve seen in the Internet’s short lifespan.
If articles and issues like this pique your interest, there are many opportunities at the Syracuse iSchool
to engage with faculty members, other students, and peers on issues that are shaping the way we move collectively forward.
Other faculty members have been working to shape telecommunications policy in developing markets like Latin America. Professor Martha Garcia-Murillo, the director of the Telecommunications and Network Management Program at the iSchool has been named in the Association for Information Systems Volunteer Spotlight for her work on these issues.
So – if the public policy debate has gotten your blood flowing, or ignited your own passion for these issues, Syracuse has space for you to connect with others who share your enthusiasm and want to work together to craft policy that works for everyone, not just the major telcos.
Policy is sexy once again.