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Title:The fallacies of network neutrality regulation PDF Logo
Authors:Knieps, Günter
Zenhäusern, Patrick
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Diskussionsbeiträge // Institut für Verkehrswissenschaft und Regionalpolitik 115 [rev.]
Abstract:In this paper, historical functionalities of the traditional Internet are contrasted with today's Internet functionalities of the smart Internet architecture. It is shown that network neutrality regulation prohibiting congestion management and traffic quality differentiation is contrary to economically founded allocation mechanisms. By access regulation of local loop bottleneck components the transfer of market power from the telecommunications infrastructure into the complementary Internet access service markets can be avoided. Regulation between access service providers and Internet application service providers is not only superfluous but detrimental.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Diskussionsbeiträge, Inst. f. Verkehrswissenschaft u. Regionalpolitik, Universität Freiburg

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