Asymmetric access pricing in the Internet backbone market
AbstractFor 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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Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
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