Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC (net neutrality)

6 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2009 Last revised: 21 Apr 2013

Mark Perry

University of New England - School of Law

Thomas Margoni

University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe; University of Glasgow - CREATe

Date Written: November 12, 2009

Abstract

The issue of what discriminatory use of a network means has arisen in two recent decisions of the United States and Canadian federal communications commissions, the FCC and the CRTC respectively. The topic is a contemporary and hotly debated one, as when a course is fixed it will strongly influence the future of the Internet. It can be stated as the dichotomy of open and competitive or closed and oligopolistic. A study and comparison of the two different approaches is vital to clarify the debate, and hopefully guide Canadian policy in a direction that will benefit the whole community.

Keywords: Traffic Shaping, Deep Packet Inspection, Network Neutrality, Packet Discrimination, Policy

Suggested Citation

Perry, Mark and Margoni, Thomas, Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC (net neutrality) (November 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1504707 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1504707

Mark Perry (Contact Author)

University of New England - School of Law ( email )

Armidale, New South Wales 2351
Australia
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Thomas Margoni

University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe ( email )

Scotland
United Kingdom

University of Glasgow - CREATe

Glasgow
United Kingdom

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