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By Robert W. Crandall, James H. Alleman

Offering a cutting-edge research of the economics of broadband, researchers and students give a contribution essays with diverse and occasionally opposing perspectives on how you can control high-speed net carrier. Alleman (Columbia Institute of Tele-information) and Crandall (economic experiences, Brookings establishment) edit 12 essays with issues together with the call for for bandwidth: proof from the INDEX undertaking; festival and law in broadband communications; and the monetary results of broadband law

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The experiments were limited to six speeds: 8, 16, 32, 64, 96, and 128 kilobits a second. Once a month each user’s credit card was charged based on the aspects of his or her recorded usage. Users could access their billing records at any time and could view the charges as they accumulated in real time. A small software application was written that by default ran in miniaturized mode but that could be opened any time with a mouse click. This application showed the choices facing the user at that time, which choice was operative, and what charges were being incurred.

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