Media Institute Study: Wide Open Internet Is Best

The U.S. is among five countries that lead the Internet world according to an Internet "vitality" index that combines some 52 different factors in an attempt to capture the Internet "ecosystem," an ecosystem best sustained by a "wide open" approach rather than simply an open one.

That is according to a new Media Institute study by Harvard faculty member and member of the Institute's Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council, Stuart Brotman.

According to the study, the top five countries according to their ranking over all those indices are the U.S., South Korea, Japan, the U.K and France.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.