The Economics of Net Neutrality: Policy Issues
Although the net neutrality debate dates back to 2000s, it received recently renewed attention from IT specialists, broadband operators, content service providers and not ultimately from civil rights activists and policy makers. In this context the study of the impact of net neutrality regulations on the broadband market development is of great interest. The present article outlines the main pros and cons in the net neutrality debate and provides a synthetic analysis of net neutrality key problems and policy issues. Based on a relevant literature review, it gives an account of the potential economic impact of net neutrality regulations. The intended contribution of the present research is to provide additional arguments against price control on the ISPs market, emphasizing at the same time the role of increased transparency and increased competition between broadband operators in securing an open internet.
Volume (Year): 6 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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