Technological Neutrality; What Does it Entail?
TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2007-009
29 Pages Posted: 10 May 2007
Date Written: March 2007
This article seeks to analyse thoroughly the emerging regulatory principle of technological neutrality. The emergence of the principle during the review process of EC Telecommunications regulation is explained.
Consequently, the author uses arguments drawn from both economics and communications science to found the norm incorporated in the principle. Ultimately, four rationales for technological neutrality are identified, that show that the interpretation and implications of technological neutrality can differ depending on the rationale chosen.
Keywords: technological neutrality, regulatory principles, 2002 Electronic Communications Framework
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