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Die Netzneutralitätsdebatte aus ökonomischer Sicht


  • Thomas Fetzer
  • Martin Peitz
  • Heike Schweitzer


Net neutrality has become a hot topic in politics and among the general public in Europe, even if different people attach different meanings to this term. The central questions are as follows: Which requirements must be met when transmitting data in telecommunication networks, in particular with respect to pricing and prioritising certain content? To what extent and in which way, if at all, is regulatory intervention currently called for? This article introduces central issues and discusses the economics of net neutrality. In particular, it elaborates on the complex interaction between decisions made by content providers and those made by network operators. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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  • Thomas Fetzer & Martin Peitz & Heike Schweitzer, 2012. "Die Netzneutralitätsdebatte aus ökonomischer Sicht," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(11), pages 777-783, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:11:p:777-783
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1454-4

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    L13; L51;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation


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