Future Internet Architecture: Technology and Policy Issues

Jon M. Peha
Professor of EPP and ECE, and Associate Director of the Center for Wireless Broadband Networking
Carnegie Mellon University

The fundamental architecture of the Internet and protocols such as TCP and IP have served us well over four decades. Nevertheless, much has changed, including the capabilities of the underlying technologies, and the primary purposes that the Internet must serve. Security at all levels has grown increasingly important to the Internet's success, and its users are more interested in high-definitional television, social networking, and voice communications than they are in remotely controlling a mainframe computer. What would the Internet architecture look like if it were redesigned to meet today's needs? What services would it offer? How would it be organized? How would the technical decisions inherent in that architecture affect and be affected by economics and public policy? What are the implications for user privacy, and for competition? This project includes both purely technical resesarch and policy research.

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This work has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation.