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Regulation of Internet Access

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  • Sue Mialon
  • Samiran Banerjee

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We analyze the welfare implication of regulating the price of last-mile access to consumers provided by local Internet service providers (ISPs). We consider a new two-sided market model that highlights the vertical relationship between two platforms, a local ISP and a large content provider called a Content Network Platform (CNP) that plays the role of platform in the content markets. The welfare implication of regulating the Internet access depends on which of the two platforms holds a dominant factor in creating consumer demand for the Internet. If the ISP's Internet subscription price is the dominant factor, regulation alleviates inefficiencies due to the ISP's market power and, thus, is likely to improve welfare.

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  • Sue Mialon & Samiran Banerjee, 2012. "Regulation of Internet Access," Emory Economics 1201, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
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    1. E. Glen Weyl, 2010. "A Price Theory of Multi-sided Platforms," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(4), pages 1642-1672, September.
    2. Jean-Charles Rochet & Jean Tirole, 2014. "Platform Competition in Two-Sided Markets," CPI Journal, Competition Policy International, vol. 10.
    3. Caillaud, Bernard & Jullien, Bruno, 2003. " Chicken & Egg: Competition among Intermediation Service Providers," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 34(2), pages 309-328, Summer.
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    1. José Marino García García & Aurelia Valiño Castro & A. Jesús Sánchez Fuentes, 2016. "Price discrimination of ott providers under duopolistic competition and multi-dimmesional product differentiation in retail broadband access," Working Papers. Collection A: Public economics, governance and decentralization 1607, Universidade de Vigo, GEN - Governance and Economics research Network.

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