Pricing network services: The Case of the Internet

Jose Ricardo Nogueira, Jose Carlos Cavalcanti

Abstract


This paper examines current hypotheses about Internet accessibility and how it will meet the needs of an increasing audience without decreasing service. A pricing system for the Internet may be sufficiently elastic to reduce congestion and allow for distributional equity.

Keywords


pricing network services; cost structure; efficient prices for Internet services; allocation of resources among unlimited uses; equity and efficiency; safety net approach; article

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v2i5.527



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