Saturday, August 24, 2013
[Research]: "Network neutrality enhances innovations by small content and application providers" and Good for Everybody Else
In 2012 the Netherlands was the first country in Europe to adopt a Net Neutrality law (see "Netherlands: Net Neutrality/DPI Restrictions Law Approved" -here). Recently, the Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned a research by SEO Economic Research (affiliated to the University of Amsterdam), to examine the economics affects the law.
The research, by Viktória Kocsis [pictured] and Jarst Weda concluded that "Network neutrality enhances innovations by small content and application providers (CAPs), but it also provides benefits for large CAPs and internet service providers (ISPs). Network neutrality affects innovation incentives positively by effectively reducing market power of internet service providers and increasing connectivity between endusers".
See "The innovation-enhancing effects of network neutrality" - here)