Advances in routing technologies and internet peering agreements
As the hierarchical structure is broken down by new routing technology between internet service providers (ISPs) the power of core internet service providers, also known as backbone providers has weakened. The effect on contract negotiation between ISPs and backbone providers is examined.
Publication Name: American Economic Review
Network competition: I. Overview and nondiscriminatory pricing
The inability to form a competitive equilibrium in a model of unregulated competition between interconnected networks results from large access charges. Large access charges and large network subsitutability was also shown to act as a barrier for effective competition since each network is shown to have an incentive to undercut to increase market share and avoid paying access charges.
Publication Name: RAND Journal of Economics
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