Dumbing Down the Net: A Further Look at the Net Neutrality Debate

IN INTERNET POLICY AND ECONOMICS: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES, William H. Lehr, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, eds., pp. 57-71, New York: Springer Science & Business Media

21 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2010

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Mark A Jamison

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center

Janice Alane Hauge

University of North Texas

Date Written: July 5, 2008

Abstract

In order to analyze the potential effects of policy proposals to ensure net neutrality, it is important to consider positively (rather than normatively) conditions under which the various hypothesized outcomes might occur. In this chapter, we focus on the findings of analytical research on the effects of networks offering and charging for premium transmission service, and on the effect of regulation on network providers’ offerings. In Section II we provide background on the Internet and on the net neutrality debate. Section III considers how premium transmission is provided and priced, and how content providers provide their services. Section IV addresses how the offering and provision of premium transmission affects network innovation, network subscription, and incentives for the network provider to hinder rivals. Section V is the conclusion.

Suggested Citation

Jamison, Mark A. and Hauge, Janice Alane, Dumbing Down the Net: A Further Look at the Net Neutrality Debate (July 5, 2008). IN INTERNET POLICY AND ECONOMICS: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES, William H. Lehr, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo, eds., pp. 57-71, New York: Springer Science & Business Media. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1536707

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