Milton L. Mueller

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R ecent congressional hearings on the heretofore little-known concept of network neutrality prove once again that the devil is in the details. It is gratifying that the United States, which has long drifted without a policy rudder on broadband networking and has fallen behind numerous countries in broadband uptake, is now grappling with how to convert and(More)
China’s recent double-digit economic growth has impressed the world, but its telecommunications sector has been growing faster than the economy as a whole, expanding at an annual rate of 30%–50% since 1989 [10]. Each year, about 10 million phone lines are added to the public network. There are 6 to 7 million mobile phone users. China has further attempted(More)
Convergence, the digital takeover of communication and information, produces a new kind of interchangeability and interconnectedness among different media forms. The rise of digital media results in: ♦ the coming together, in a single application or service, of information content from telephony, sound broadcasting, television, motion pictures, photography,(More)
This article initiates exploratory empirical research on how civil society collective action has reacted to and affected communication–information policy (CIP), a policy domain that has been reshaped by technological and industrial change. It reviews the relevant theory on social movements, citizens groups, and interest groups from political science. Data(More)