Network Neutrality: Lessons from Transportation
The politically-charged notion of network neutrality came to the fore in 2005 and 2006, using analogy from transportation as one of the key tools in motivating arguments. This paper examines how the various notions around network neutrality (common carriage, regulation, price discrimination) have played out in the transportation sector, and suggests many of the current arguments fail to understand the nuances of how complex networks actually operate to serve the many demands placed on them.
|Date of creation:||2007|
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|Publication status:||Published in Review of Network Economics 8(1) 13-21|
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