Net neutrality: A simple goal with some difficult implementation ahead

Joshua Gans 11 June 2014

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Net neutrality has a simple goal – to ensure that consumers face an undistorted choice in choosing where to devote their attention on the Internet. The rationale for that goal is to ensure a ‘level playing field’ for those who provide content, applications, or anything else via the Internet.

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Topics:  Competition policy Industrial organisation Microeconomic regulation

Tags:  US, technology, market power, regulation, internet, price discrimination, net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission

Crowding out in a neutral Internet

Gernot Pehnelt 06 April 2009

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After months of controversial debate on the new telecom package, the Commission, the Council, and the Parliament of the EU now seem to be close to a compromise. "About 95% of the package has been agreed", said Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, after the latest negotiating round between the three bodies of the EU.

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Topics:  Productivity and Innovation

Tags:  internet, net neutrality, telecoms