How Do Content Delivery Networks Affect the Economy of the Internet and the Network Neutrality Debate?

  • Patrick Maillé
  • Bruno TuffinEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8914)


This paper investigates the economic impact and strategies of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Internet actors that reduce the capacity needs in the backbone network and improve the quality perceived by users. We consider so-called push and pull models where the traffic is paid by the sender or the receiver, respectively, as well as the situation where the CDN is (vertically) integrated to, i.e., owned by, an Internet Service Provider (ISP). We then discuss the implication of CDNs into the network neutrality debate, another issue forgotten by researchers and regulators.


Content Provider Storage Cost Internet Service Provider Side Payment Content Delivery Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Mines-Télécom/Télécom BretagneCesson Sévigné CedexFrance
  2. 2.Inria Rennes Bretagne AtlantiqueRennes CedexFrance

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