Net Neutrality: A Radical Form of Non-Discrimination
Hal J. Singer
Navigant Economics LLC
Regulation, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 36-41, Summer 2007
Net neutrality represents the prohibition of any contracting for enhanced service or guaranteed quality of service (QoS) between a broadband service provider and an Internet content provider. Such a prohibition would unwind existing contracts for QoS between broadband service providers and content providers. The anticompetitive harms that would be allegedly spared from such a prohibition pale in comparison to the efficiencies made possible by such contracting.
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Keywords: net neutrality, hal j. singer, non-discrimination, enhanced service, guaranteed quality of servicer, QoS, broadband service provider, internet content provider, efficiency, prohibition, legislation, internet, non-discrminiation provisions,
JEL Classification: D45, D49, H11, H41, K11, L12, L15, L41, L42, L43Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 10, 2009 ; Last revised: April 21, 2013
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