Net Neutrality and Network Services

The idea of net neutrality has been exploding in popularity following consumer concerns over potentially unlawful network management. Due to this, countries are tasking groups to update net neutrality regulations for the current age of Internet usage. Due to the vast potential differences in how regulations are drafted, companies have struggled to commit to investments in wireline technology, and have shifted focus to other markets. Meanwhile, consumers are arguing for strong regulation in order to protect the foundation the Internet was founded on.

Table of Contents

  • 1. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT
  • 2. NET NEUTRALITY MEANINGS
    • 2.1. Network Management/QoS and Fast and Slow Lanes
      • 2.1.1. Deep Packet Inspection
      • 2.1.2. Software-defined Networking
      • 2.1.3. Interconnection: Peering and Transit
      • 2.1.4. Fast and Slow Lanes
    • 2.2. Usage-based Pricing
    • 2.3. Broadband Competition
    • 2.4. Transparency and Disclosure
    • 2.5. Unbundling
    • 2.6. Sponsored Data
    • 2.7. Workarounds
    • 2.8. Regional Variations in Regulation and Net Neutrality
      • 2.8.1. United States
      • 2.8.2. Europe
      • 2.8.3. Canada
  • 3. LIKELY NET NEUTRALITY OUTCOMES
    • 3.1. Policy Outcomes
      • 3.1.1. Full Network Neutrality
      • 3.1.2. Discrimination Based on Application
      • 3.1.3. Non-restrictive Prioritization
      • 3.1.4. No Direct Net Neutrality Enforcement
      • 3.1.5. Dangers of Vague Neutrality Legislation
      • 3.1.6. Likelihood
    • 3.2. Business Model Outcomes
      • 3.2.1. Quality of Service
      • 3.2.2. OTT and IPTV
      • 3.2.3. Disaggregation
      • 3.2.4. Broadband Expansion
  • 4. OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES
    • 4.1. M&A
    • 4.2. Surveillance and Tracking
    • 4.3. Patent Litigation Reform
    • 4.4. Retransmission
  • 5. CONCRETE REGULATORY IMPACT
    • 5.1. Technologies
      • 5.1.1. IP Transition
      • 5.1.2. Network Hardware Manufacturers
    • 5.2. Companies
      • 5.2.1. AT&T
      • 5.2.2. Verizon
      • 5.2.3. Comcast/Time Warner
      • 5.2.4. Netflix
      • 5.2.5. Aereo

Tables

  1. Broadband Expansion among Major U.S. Service Providers

Charts

  1. Broadband Carrier ARPU by Country, Cable, DSL, and Fiber: 2006 to 2014
  2. Worldwide TV Service Revenue by Platform, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2019
  3. Broadband Service Revenue by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2003 to 2019

Figures

  1. Sections of a Network
  2. Likely FCC Ruling on a Spectrum
  3. Comparison of OTT and Broadcast Structure
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Research Information

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Publish Date
4Q 2014
Code
AN-1928
Research Type
Regulatory Analysis Report
Pages
24