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Asymmetric access pricing in the Internet backbone market

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  • López, Ángel Luis
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    For an arbitrary number of networks, I study the impact of asymmetric interconnection charges on competition for consumers and websites in the Internet backbone market. I show that the configuration of interconnection charges has important implications for the market structure.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 3-6

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:3-6

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    Keywords: Paid peering Internet backbone Access charges Foreclosure;

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