A study of non-neutral networks with usage-based prices

Eitan Altman, Pierre Bernhard, Stephane Caron, George Kesidis, Julio Rojas-Mora, Sulan Wong

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Hahn and Wallsten [1] wrote that network neutrality "usually means that broadband service providers charge consumers only once for Internet access, do not favor one content provider over another, and do not charge content providers for sending information over broadband lines to end users." 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. We show that by adding the option for one provider to determine the amount of side payment from the other provider, not only do the content provider and the internaut suffer, but also the Access Provider's performance degrades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIncentives, Overlays, and Economic Traffic Control - Third International Workshop, ETM 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2010
Event3rd Workshop on Economic Traffic Management, ETM 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Sep 6 2010Sep 6 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6236 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd Workshop on Economic Traffic Management, ETM 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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