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Network Neutrality: Lessons from Transportation

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  • Levinson David

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    (University of Minnesota)

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The politically-charged notion of network neutrality came to the fore in the first decade of the 21st century, using analogy from transportation as one of the key tools in motivating arguments. This paper examines how the various notions around network neutrality (common carriage, regulation, price discrimination) have historically played out in the transportation sector, and suggests some of the current arguments fail to understand the nuances of how complex networks actually operate to serve the many demands placed on them.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Network Economics.

Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-9

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:8:y:2009:i:1:n:2

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  1. Noam, Eli M, 1994. "Beyond liberalization II: The impending doom of common carriage," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 435-452, August.
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  1. Daeho Lee & Junseok Hwang, 2011. "The Effect of Network Neutrality on the Incentive to Discriminate, Invest and Innovate: A Literature Review," TEMEP Discussion Papers 201184, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Nov 2011.

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