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Introduction to a Special Issue on Network Neutrality

Review of Network Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2009

12 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2009  

Marius Schwartz

Georgetown University

Phil Weiser

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: March 2009

Abstract

"Network neutrality" encompasses a wide-ranging debate over what limits, if any, should be placed on network providers in pricing or managing Internet traffic. The articles in this volume tackle various aspects of this debate: Have other transportation networks been truly "neutral"? Should broadband providers be allowed to charge content providers for connecting with end users? How much price discrimination is appropriate and is it confined to network operators? How large are the potential costs of constraining traffic management practices? What are the tradeoffs from mandated loop unbundling to deter discrimination and what market power threshold justifies interventions?

Keywords: Net Neutrality, Internet, ISP, Discrimination

Suggested Citation

Schwartz, Marius and Weiser, Phil, Introduction to a Special Issue on Network Neutrality (March 2009). Review of Network Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1371066

Marius Schwartz (Contact Author)

Georgetown University ( email )

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Phil Weiser

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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