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Interconnection of Cable Networks: A Regulation Proposal for Broadband Internet Services

João Leitão ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this article a brief revision of the European and Portuguese Regulatory frameworks is made, especially in terms of the interconnection of broadband internet services that are offered by cable operators. A formalization with two cable networks is presented, in order to obtain a benchmark for symmetric networks, and two scenarios: collusion and regulated market; are developed. This justifies the implementation of regulatory policies, with the establishment of caps for the interconnection tariffs, in order to assure a larger penetration rate of the broadband internet services and a bigger total welfare.

Keywords: Regulation; Tariffs of Interconnection; Goodwill (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L51 D40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ict, nep-mic and nep-net
Date: 2006-10-16
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