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Network Neutrality under ISP duopoly: on the ability to assign capacity

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  • Duarte Brito

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    (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEFAGE-UE)

  • Pedro Pereira

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    (Autoridade da Concorrência and CEFAGE-UE)

  • João Vareda

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    (CEFAGE-UE)

Abstract

We analyze the impact of network neutrality regulation on: (i) competition between CPs, and on (ii) ISPs. incentives to invest. We consider both competition between ISPs and between CPs and show that, if ISPs can o¤er network services of different quality to CPs, they prefer to sell the highest quality network services to the CP that collects the highest advertising revenues. We further show that the impact of network neutrality regulation on the investment in the quality of network services is potentially ambiguous and depends on: (i) whether ISPs are symmetric, and (ii) the ISPs.ability to assign network.s capacity to CPs. If ISPs are symmetric and have full discretion on how to allocate the level of quality of network services among CPs, investment and welfare are higher under the discriminatory regime.

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Paper provided by University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal) in its series CEFAGE-UE Working Papers with number 2013_19.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:cfe:wpcefa:2013_19

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Keywords: Network Neutrality; Competition; Investment.;

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