The Internet and other networks: utilization rates and their implications

  title={The Internet and other networks: utilization rates and their implications},
  author={Andrew M. Odlyzko},
  journal={Information Economics and Policy},
Costs of communications networks are determined by the maximal capacities of those networks. On the other hand, the traffic those networks carry depends on how heavily those networks are used. Hence utilization rates and utilization patterns determine the costs of providing services, and therefore are crucial in understanding the economics of communications networks. A comparison of utilization rates and costs of various networks helps disprove many popular myths about the Internet. Although… CONTINUE READING
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