Net Neutrality in Europe: Desperately Seeking a Market Failure

22 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2011 Last revised: 23 Apr 2013

Pietro Crocioni

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

Date Written: November 29, 2011

Abstract

Net Neutrality has become the focus of attention in the regulatory debate on the Internet. This article attempts to strip down the debate to its bare essential. It identifies two main types of Net Neutrality obligations that have been put forward and assesses what type of potential concerns they may be designed to address. It concludes that while some of these concerns may be important it remains doubtful (at least in Europe) that an ex ante per se rule, such as those proposed under the Net Neutrality term, is the best way to address them.

Keywords: internet, two-sided markets, product differentiation, foreclosure, bottleneck monopoly

Suggested Citation

Crocioni, Pietro, Net Neutrality in Europe: Desperately Seeking a Market Failure (November 29, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1966234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1966234

Pietro Crocioni (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

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