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Non Neutrality With Users Deciding Differentiation: A Satisfying Option?

Abstract : The network neutrality debate has been raging worldwide for around fifteen years now. Our goal in this paper is to model and discuss a quite recent option which could be seen as a trade-off between neutrality and differentiation operated by Internet service providers (ISPs), and satisfy both ends of the world: differentiation potentially chosen by end users. By using a model from the literature, we compare the outcomes of three scenarios: neutrality, non-neutrality with differentiation decided by ISPs, and non-neutrality decided by users. We illustrate that, depending on network parameters, letting end users decide may end up as a fair and viable solution, and that non-neutrality imposed by ISPs is not necessarily bad for all actors.
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Anne Kieffer, Patrick Maillé, Bruno Tuffin. Non Neutrality With Users Deciding Differentiation: A Satisfying Option?. IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS) Workshop, Nov 2020, Nice, France. ⟨hal-02566587⟩



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