Policy Brief 2015/1: “Not on my network!” App exclusion and the net neutrality debate”

The net neutrality debate is at its peak. On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new regulations for broadband internet, preserving net neutrality. In this Policy Brief, Sébastien Broos and Axel Gautier analyze the implications of net neutrality with regards to the exclusion of applications that compete with internet service providers’ own products (the phone versus Skype for instance).

They show that a competing application will never be excluded even in the absence of net neutrality. Furthermore, net neutrality can be bad, not only for internet service providers but also for consumers.

Authors: Sébastien Broos, Axel Gautier