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.

Topics: Competition policy, Industrial organisation, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: Federal Communications Commission, internet, market power, net neutrality, price discrimination, regulation, technology, US

Crowding out in a neutral Internet

Gernot Pehnelt, 6 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.

Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: internet, net neutrality, telecoms

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