Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitors

@article{Dewenter2016NetNA,
  title={Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitors},
  author={Ralf Dewenter and J{\"u}rgen R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Review of Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={209 - 229}
}
Abstract This paper analyses the incentives of a vertical integrated Internet service provider (ISP) to block competitors from content markets. Using a simple model we find that the ISP does not block competing content providers as long as the contents are differentiated sufficiently. Exclusion only takes place when the competitor offers perfect homogeneous content and the ISP has a local monopoly over its Internet access customers or if network effects are strong. In this case, however, the… 

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