Date of Completion

Fall 12-1-2018

Thesis Advisor(s)

Jonathan Moore

Honors Major

Management Information Systems


Management Information Systems


Throughout the history of the Internet and the development of computers, commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) and independent agencies of the United States government have always controlled how consumers interact with technology. Then, in the past decade, powerful technology corporations developed new products and services that fundamentally altered society’s relationship with the Internet. The introduction of Internet of Things technology through devices such as smart speakers, smart appliances, smart cars, and wearables also contributed to the change. However, regardless of these significant advancements in technology, regulations for ISPs and technology corporations has predominately remained the same. The increased presence of technology in everyday life is undeniable, and its growth is not projected to end anytime soon. It is interesting to consider how government regulation of ISPs and corporations could change in the future. Specifically, with the increasing control of technology platforms over the growing IoT industry.