New MIT-UCSD Study Measures Internet Congestion; Expert Panel Discusses Implications for Net Neutrality

On June 18, 2014 from 2 – 4pm in Washington, DC, the MIT CSAIL Information Policy Project and the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a briefing announcing new research jointly conducted by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and MIT on Internet traffic congestion that will help inform the FCC policy debate on net neutrality rules. We have heard a lot of debates over network neutrality, especially in recent headlines involving Netflix and Comcast. Some have argued for the creation of fast lanes due to Internet congestion. But just how congested is the Internet? And what’s causing the congestion?