Network Neutrality and Quality of Service

@article{Kruse2008NetworkNA,
  title={Network Neutrality and Quality of Service},
  author={Jorn Kruse},
  journal={Intereconomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={25-30}
}
  • Jorn Kruse
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Intereconomics
Some people in the internet community, especially in the USA, regard network neutrality as a basic element of a “democratic internet” with equal access for everybody. Legislation has been proposed that would make any deviation from network neutrality by internet service providers (ISPs) or other network operators unlawful. This started a controversial debate,1 with political, economic and almost ideological arguments, and signifi cantly supported by the economic interests of users, network… 

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