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ISP

abbreviation for INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER.
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This practice, called "access tiering," is the major concern at the heart of much of the works of Lessig, for example.
They argue that regulation is still needed because practices such as access tiering and network management is likely to stifle entry and innovation by the next Google.
The oft-repeated 98 percent figure assumes incorrectly that the relevant geographic market to assess the alleged anticompetitive effects from an access tiering is the local market- that is, it assumes that a content provider is offering content that is particular to a given locality and therefore requires access to a broadband service provider's subscribers in a given locality.
In a recent Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology article, Barbara van Schewick cites my 2001 Journal of Industrial Economics article with Dan Rubinfeld in support for her call to prohibit access tiering. But this application of the theory of vertical foreclosure assumes incorrectly that a content provider is offering content that is particular to a given locality and there fore requires access to a single broadband provider's subscribers.
So what is the proper policy response if access tiering would sometimes be beneficial and sometimes not?