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All But Neutral: Citizen Responses to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Network Neutrality

  • René C. G. ArnoldEmail author
  • J. Scott Marcus
  • Martin Waldburger
  • Anna Schneider
  • Bastian Morasch
  • Frieder Schmid
Chapter

Abstract

Network neutrality is a complex and multi-faceted subject. Not surprisingly, consumer views toward network neutrality appear to be correspondingly complex and nuanced.

Keywords

Focus Group Discussion Test Area Traffic Management Public Consultation Network Neutrality 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

We gratefully acknowledge the Commission’s prompt and helpful assistance in processing the multiple choice responses.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • René C. G. Arnold
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Scott Marcus
    • 1
  • Martin Waldburger
    • 1
  • Anna Schneider
    • 2
  • Bastian Morasch
    • 2
  • Frieder Schmid
    • 2
  1. 1.WIK-consult GmbHBad HonnefGermany
  2. 2.YouGov Deutschland AG CologneCologneGermany

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