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Net neutrality: A progress report

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  • Krämer, Jan
  • Wiewiorra, Lukas
  • Weinhardt, Christof

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This paper is intended as an introduction to the debate on net neutrality and as a progress report on the growing body of academic literature on this issue. Different non-net neutrality scenarios are discussed and structured along the two dimensions of network and pricing regime. With this approach, the consensus on the benefits of a deviation from the status quo as well as the concerns that are unique to certain non-net neutrality scenarios can be identified. Moreover, a framework for policy decisions is derived and it is discussed how the concept of neutrality extends to other parts of the Internet ecosystem.

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  • Krämer, Jan & Wiewiorra, Lukas & Weinhardt, Christof, 2013. "Net neutrality: A progress report," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(9), pages 794-813.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:37:y:2013:i:9:p:794-813
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2012.08.005
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