• Figures IIITables IIIZusammenfassung VSummary VII1 Introduction
  • 1.1 What do we mean by Network Neutrality?
  • 1.2 Are deviations really a problem?
  • 1.3 Is this a U.S. problem, or a global concern?
  • 1.4 A Historical perspective on Network Neutrality
  • 1.5 Network neutrality in the fixed and in the mobile environment
  • 1.6 Structure of this paper
  • 2 The Technology and Economics of Network Neutrality
  • 2.1 Application requirements and Quality of Service (QoS)
  • 2.2 Economic Background
  • 2.3 Describing deviations from Network Neutrality
  • 3 Network neutrality – experience to date
  • 3.1 Blockage of ability to use certain devices
  • 3.2 Blockage of access, QoS degradation, or unreasonable surcharges to access certain sites or content
  • 3.3 Extraction/extortion of payments from third parties
  • 4 Differences between the U.S. and the European Union
  • 4.1 Market conditions
  • 4.2 Mobile market
  • 4.3 The regulatory milieu
  • 4.4 Competition law
  • 5 Current and future remedies
  • 5.1 Non-discrimination obligations
  • 5.2 The FCC Computer Inquiries
  • 5.3 Broadband policy statement
  • 5.4 FCC’s Order Regarding Comcast’s Treatment of Peer to Peer Traffic
  • 5.5 AT&T BellSouth merger obligations
  • 5.6 700 MHz spectrum auction rules
  • 5.7 Competition law
  • 5.8 Technological constraints
  • 5.9 European Commission November 2007 proposals
  • 6 Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References