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Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges


  • Dennis Weller

    (Navigant Economics)

  • Bill Woodcock

    (Packet Clearing House)


This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices, promoted efficiency and innovation, and attracted the investment necessary to keep pace with demand.

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  • Dennis Weller & Bill Woodcock, 2013. "Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges," OECD Digital Economy Papers 207, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:stiaab:207-en

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