Network neutrality has facilitated businesses innovation “at the edge of the Internet.” Departures from network neutrality are likely not to be in the public interest and to result in a number of detriments to the total benefits of the Internet ecosystem. Paid prioritization would create artificial scarcity which is profitable to residential ISPs but detrimental to the public interest. The goal of public policy, such as the network neutrality rules, is to maximize the total public benefit to participants of the Internet ecosystem that includes consumers/users, applications and content providers, and ISPs. Investment by ISPs is one of the variables that may contribute to public benefit. It is not the appropriate measure of the public benefit of the ecosystem.
- network neutrality,
- paid prioritzation,
- Time Warner
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