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The Effect of Network Neutrality on the Incentive to Discriminate, Invest and Innovate: A Literature Review

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  • Daeho Lee

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    (The School of Information Sciences, University of Pittshurgh)

  • Junseok Hwang

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    (College of Engineering, Seoul National University)

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    Abstract

    With the development of the Internet and the significant impact it is having, network neutrality regulation has been receiving much attention. An analysis of the relevant literature suggests that the proponents and opponents of network neutrality disagree on the methods of developing the Internet. Therefore, it is important to review the literature on this issue for both future research and regulatory and practitioners’ references. This paper categorizes network neutrality issues and organizes the relevant literature accordingly. In addition, it addresses why the network neutrality problem is so difficult to solve and what further study is required to solve it.

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    Paper provided by Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP) in its series TEMEP Discussion Papers with number 201184.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2011
    Date of revision: Nov 2011
    Handle: RePEc:snv:dp2009:201184

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    Keywords: Network neutrality; government regulation; innovation; investment; discrimination; vertical integration.;

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