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Internet access and investment incentives for broadband service providers

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  • Baranes, Edmond
  • Poudou, Jean-Christophe

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This paper studies a model of the Internet broadband market as a platform in order to show how different pricing schemes from the so-called net neutrality may increased economic efficiency by allowing more investment of access providers and enhancing consumers surplus and social welfare.

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  • Baranes, Edmond & Poudou, Jean-Christophe, 2011. "Internet access and investment incentives for broadband service providers," 22nd European Regional ITS Conference, Budapest 2011: Innovative ICT Applications - Emerging Regulatory, Economic and Policy Issues 52196, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
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    1. Benjamin E. Hermalin & Michael L. Katz, 2004. "Sender or Receiver: Who Should Pay to Exchange an Electronic Message?," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 35(3), pages 423-447, Autumn.
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    1. Peñas-de Pablo, José Miguel & Portilla-Figueras, José Antonio & Navío-Marco, Julio & Salcedo-Sanz, Sancho, 2015. "Identifying Telecommunication strategies and investment Opportunities in Latin American Countries Based on Clustering Analysis," 26th European Regional ITS Conference, Madrid 2015 127175, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).

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    Keywords

    Network neutrality; Flat rates; Termination fees;

    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications

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