Monday, February 20, 2017

Price discrimination of ott providers under duopolistic competition and multi-dimmesional product differentiation in retail broadband access

José Marino García García; Aurelia Valiño Castro; and A. Jesús Sánchez Fuentes examine Price discrimination of ott providers under duopolistic competition and multi-dimmesional product differentiation in retail broadband access.

ABSTRACT: Network neutrality regulation prevents price discrimination from Access Providers to Content Providers and product differentiation in terms of connection quality in the retail broadband access market. This paper analyzes the economic implications of price discrimination under duopolistic competition and multi-dimensional product differentiation in retail internet access using a sequential-moves game theoretic model. Under this framework, we discuss the impact of product differentiation and price discrimination on social welfare, and offer systematic simulations using feasible ranges for parameters value to help discern the impact of departing from network neutrality regulation on social welfare.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2017/02/price-discrimination-of-ott-providers-under-duopolistic-competition-and-multi-dimmesional-product-di.html

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