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Telecommun Syst DOI 10.1007/s11235-011-9504-6

Summary: Telecommun Syst
DOI 10.1007/s11235-011-9504-6
A model of network neutrality with usage-based prices
E. Altman · P. Bernhard · S. Caron · G. Kesidis ·
J. Rojas-Mora · S. Wong
© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
Abstract Hahn and Wallsten (Econ. Voice 3(6):1­7, 2006)
wrote that network neutrality "usually means that broad-
band service providers charge consumers only once for In-
ternet access, do not favor one content provider over an-
other, and do not charge content providers for sending in-
formation over broadband lines to end users." In this paper
we study the implications of non-neutral behaviors under
a simple model of linear demand-response to usage-based
prices. We take into account advertising revenues for the
content provider and consider both cooperative and non-
cooperative scenarios. In particular, we model the: impact of
side-payments between service and content providers, con-
sider an access provider that offers multiple service classes,
and model leader-follower (Stackelberg game) dynamics.


Source: Altman, Eitan.- Projet Maestro, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis


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