Topic modules for an Internet-era digital literacy course
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Quick teaching topic: Who owns the ISP?
I use this presentation to illustrate alternative ownership models and to point out the lobbying power of the incumbent ISPs. It covers alternative approaches to Internet service provider ownership -– private company as retail ISP, local government as a retail ISP, local government as wholesale ISP and partial ownership by home and business owners.
There are four slides with notes and links to one short video.