Regulation and the Performance of Communication and Information Networks
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Regulation and the Performance of Communication and Information Networks

Edited by Gerald R. Faulhaber, Gary Madden and Jeffrey Petchey

Digital markets worldwide are in rapid flux. The Internet and World Wide Web have traditionally evolved in a largely deregulated environment, but recently governments have shown great interest in this rapidly developing sector and are imposing regulations for a variety of reasons that are changing the shape of these industries. This book explores why the industrial organization of broadband ISPs, Internet backbone providers and content/application providers are in such turmoil.
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Chapter 4: Incentive Regulation, Investments and Technological Change

Ingo Vogelsang

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4. Incentive regulation, investments and technological change Ingo Vogelsang INTRODUCTION This chapter is about network industries, which are characterized by nontrivial investment challenges. They generally exhibit economies of scale persisting o...

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