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Network Neutrality: Lessons from Transportation
1University of Minnesota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Citation Information: Review of Network Economics. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1446-9022, DOI: 10.2202/1446-9022.1167, March 2009
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The politically-charged notion of network neutrality came to the fore in the first decade of the 21st century, using analogy from transportation as one of the key tools in motivating arguments. This paper examines how the various notions around network neutrality (common carriage, regulation, price discrimination) have historically played out in the transportation sector, and suggests some of the current arguments fail to understand the nuances of how complex networks actually operate to serve the many demands placed on them.