Public Consultations on Net Neutrality 2010

37 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2010 Last revised: 22 Apr 2013

Sulan Wong

University of Coruña - Faculty of Law

Julio Rojas-Mora

University of Barcelona - Department of Business Economics and Organization

Eitan Altman

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA)

Date Written: September 11, 2012

Abstract

The evolution of the Internet has come to a point where almost at the same time, governments all around the world feel the need for legislation to regulate the use of the Internet. In preparing the legislation, various governments and their regulation bodies called for consultation on the subject of network neutrality. We describe in this paper the consultations made by the America, European and French governments, as well as the background related to the net neutrality question in each case. Rather than describing the answers to each consultation, which are available and which have already been analyzed, we focus on comparing the consultations and the statistical figures related to participation in them. We have also evaluated the conclusions reached by these governments and how they faced the issues lying underneath the debate.

Keywords: Net neutrality, Internet Governance, Public Consultation, Network Management, IT Law

JEL Classification: L96, K23, L50, O38, L86

Suggested Citation

Wong, Sulan and Rojas-Mora, Julio and Altman, Eitan, Public Consultations on Net Neutrality 2010 (September 11, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1684086 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1684086

Sulan Wong

University of Coruña - Faculty of Law ( email )

Campus de Elviña
A Coruña, 15071
Spain

Julio Rojas-Mora (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona - Department of Business Economics and Organization ( email )

Edificio Principal, Torre 2 - 3a planta
Av. Diagonal, 690
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/jcredberry/

Eitan Altman

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) ( email )

BP93 2004 Route des Lucioles
Sophia Antipolis Cedex, 06902
France

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