Chapter 7. Regulatory Challenges

From the first day the concept of QoS was conceived, it's always taken for granted that if a NSP can provide QoS, it will have the right to sell QoS. Well, that's before the Net Neutrality debate started. In this chapter, we will discuss what Net Neutrality is and how it affects the traditional QoS business model.

The Net Neutrality Debate

Arising of Net Neutrality

The precise definition of network neutrality varies. Generally speaking, a network is neutral if it has no restrictions on what kinds of equipment can be attached, has no restrictions on whether or how equipment can communicate, and does not degrade one set of communications for the sake of another. From a QoS angle, Net Neutrality is a debate regarding ...

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