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Net Neutrality

August 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The issue of Network Neutrality has ignited considerable public debate recently. While the term and much of the discussion originated in the legal community, we started looking at it from an engineering and networking perspective a few years ago.  We employed the lens of cooperative game theory and a careful modeling of the Internet including the topology, peering relationships and protocols used on the Internet. Our primary conclusion is that Network Neutrality should be expressed in terms of how you treat competition, not in how you treat packets and we proposed a definition of Network Neutrality that expresses that.  We present some of our results including our prediction back in 2008 of a rise in paid  peering, (last year Netflix signed paid peering arrangements with all four of the top broadband providers in the US), the inadequacies of the  Network Neutrality regulation in the US and the recent regulations in India and Canada, where they are are consistent with our definition of Network Neutrality. 

Speaker(s): Vishal Misra,

Room: Annex
4 Irving Place
New York, New York


August 22, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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