Blocking or Metering: A False Choice
Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher(s): Free Press (Organization)
Author(s): S. Derek Turner
Keywords: Telecommunications; Net Neutrality; Free Press
Coverage: United States
Some analysts have posited that net neutrality, or the prohibition of providers' blocking or throttling legal content on their networks, will have the unintended consequence of forcing providers to introduce usage-based pricing to cope with increasing traffic. This policy brief analyzes why such a radical, industry-wide switch is unlikely.