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Network Neutrality in the EU


Filomena Chirico


Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Ilse M. Van der Haar


Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Pierre Larouche


Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); College of Europe - Bruges; Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School; Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)

September 2007

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2007-030

Abstract:     
This paper seeks to assess exactly where and how the network neutrality discussion taking place in the United States is relevant in the EU context, and thus where Europeans should be concerned. Secondly, where there is a concern, it looks to EC law to ascertain whether it already provides a response or whether further action at the legislative or regulatory level would be needed. The paper tackles three contentious issues of the net neutrality debate: discrimination, blocking user access to content and access-tiering. It does so by first singling out the markets affected by such practices, then analysing the competitive situation therein and finally discussing EC law response to the concerns thus identifies. Moreover, the analysis is put in the perspective of the more general discussions surrounding the appropriate infrastructure policy in the EU.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 68

Keywords: Network Neutrality, Internet Governance, European Union, Infrastructure policy, Competition Law

JEL Classification: K21, K23, L51, L86

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Date posted: October 2, 2007 ; Last revised: April 21, 2013

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Chirico, Filomena and van der Haar, Ilse M. and Larouche, Pierre, Network Neutrality in the EU (September 2007). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2007-030. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1018326 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1018326

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Filomena Chirico (Contact Author)
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
Ilse M. Van der Haar
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )
Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
Pierre Larouche
Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email ) ( email )
Warandelaan 2
Montesquieu Building, Room M 535
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
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College of Europe - Bruges ( email )
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B-8000 Brugge, Oost Vlanderen 10000
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Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School ( email ) ( email )
Warandelaan 2
Montesquieu Building, Room M 535
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31.13.466.8270 (Phone)
Center on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) ( email )
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Brussels, 1040
Belgium
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