[NRG] Reminder: NRG meeting: Yuefeng Wang @ Mon Apr 9 11am - 12pm (NRG Calendar)
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Title: NRG meeting: Yuefeng Wang
The Public Option: a Non-regulatory Alternative to Network Neutrality
Authors: Richard T. B. Ma, Vishal Misra
Network neutrality and the role of regulation on the Internet have been
heavily debated in recent times. Amongst the various deﬁnitions of network
neutrality, we focus on the one which prohibits paid prioritization of
content. We develop a model of the Internet ecosystem in terms of three
primaryplayers: consumers, ISPs and content providers. We analyze this
issue from the point of view of the consumer, and target the desired system
state that maximizes consumer surplus.
By analyzing the various structures of an ISP market, we obtain different
conclusions on the desirability of regulation. We also introduce the notion
of a Public Option ISP, an ISP that carries trafﬁc in a network neutral
manner. We ﬁnd (i) in a monopolistic scenario, network neutral regulations
might beneﬁt consumers; however, the introduction of a Public Option ISP is
even better, as it aligns the interests of the monopolistic ISP with the
consumer surplus and (ii) in an oligopolistic scenario, the presence of a
Public Option ISP is again preferable to network neutral regulations,
although the presence of competing non-neutral ISPs provides the most
desirable situation for the consumers.
Lastly, the ISP survivability is an orthogonal direction towards the
debate. Nevertheless, our ﬁndings reveal that even ISPs can survive,
network neutrality might still not be needed.
When: Mon Apr 9 11am – 12pm Eastern Time
Where: MCS-148, 111 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215
Calendar: NRG Calendar
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