Krämer, Jan and Wiewiorra, Lukas (2009): Network neutrality and congestion sensitive content providers: Implications for content variety, broadband investment and regulation. Forthcoming in: Information Systems Research No. http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/isre.1120.0420
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We study departures from network neutrality through implementing a Quality of Service tiering regime in which an ISP charges for prioritization on a non-discriminatory basis. We find that Quality of Service tiering may be more efficient in the short run, because it better allocates the existing network capacity, and in the long run, because it provides higher investment incentives due to the increased demand for priority services by the entry of new congestion sensitive content providers. Which network regime is the most efficient depends on the distribution of congestion sensitivity among content providers, but a guideline is that the regime that provides higher incentives for infrastructure investments is more efficient in the long run.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Network neutrality and congestion sensitive content providers: Implications for content variety, broadband investment and regulation|
|English Title:||Network Neutrality and Congesition Sensitive Content Providers: Implications for Content Variety, Broadband Investment and Regulation|
|Keywords:||Telecommunications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Network Congestion, Two-Sided Market, Quality of Service, Innovation, Investment, Regulation, Internet Freedom Preservation Act|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing
|Depositing User:||Jan Kraemer|
|Date Deposited:||09. Nov 2012 19:21|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:09|
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