Alfred E. Kahn
Deceased - National Economic Research Associates Inc. (NERA)
AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. RP07-05
Much of the advocacy of legislatively-mandated network neutrality is based on a simple fallacy - namely, that differing charges to suppliers of content to the Internet for correspondingly differing speeds of delivery are inherently discriminatory. They are not; and an attempt to prohibit them would prevent the Internet's offering a full range of services, with widely diverging tolerances for latency. Preservation of the open end-to-end character of the Internet may well, however, require vigilant prohibition of vertical squeezes and other unfair methods of competition and authority of an antitrust agency to compel interconnections.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Internet, competition, antitrust
JEL Classification: H00working papers series
Date posted: March 25, 2007
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