OECD Digital Economy Papers

2071-6826 (en ligne)
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.

Internet Traffic Exchange

Market Developments and Policy Challenges You or your institution have access to this content

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Dennis Weller1, Bill Woodcock2
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  • 1: Navigant Economics, United States

  • 2: Packet Clearing House, United States

29 jan 2013
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This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices, promoted efficiency and innovation, and attracted the investment necessary to keep pace with demand.
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