Net discrimination won’t buy you next-generation access


A number of highly visible telcos are pushing policy makers to adopt net discrimination rules so that they can earn revenue from content providers using their networks to deliver content to end users. Otherwise, they say, they won’t be able to finance next-generation access networks.

This report, entitled Net discrimination won’t buy you next-generation access, was a collaborative effort between James Enck and Benoît Felten. The financial impact of a (hypothetical) revenue share between Google and network providers is examined, by analyzing Google’s financial results in the UK and lay them parallel to the telco’s own financial performance.

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A number of highly visible telcos are pushing policy makers to adopt net discrimination rules so that they can earn revenue from content providers using their networks to deliver content to end users. Otherwise, they say, they won’t be able to finance next-generation access networks. An examination of revenues in the “over the top” layer will help us assess the validity of these policy positions. (4 pages)