Net Neutrality

  • Murali Krishna Medudula
  • Mahim Sagar
  • Ravi Parkash Gandhi


A neutral Internet has assumed great importance in the modern public policy discourse and is the focus of a highly emotional debate in many nations. At the heart of the issue lies the concern that bottleneck control of the retail market would allow Internet service providers to discriminate against edge providers by either blocking or slowing down access to edge services over their networks.


Price Discrimination Content Provider Internet Service Provider Defense Advance Research Project Agency Neutrality Regulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murali Krishna Medudula
    • 1
  • Mahim Sagar
    • 1
  • Ravi Parkash Gandhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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