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Conflict of conventions? What a social sciences view can reveal about the interconnection deal between Netflix and Comcast

Uta Meier-Hahn

When Netflix and Comcast recently announced that the video service's data will be poured into the Comcast network more directly, interconnection agreements were put in the spotlight as economic practices. However, economic action happens in a social context. The concept of economics of convention can help us see the social in internet interconnection.

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Internet exchange points are to speed up internet development

Uta Meier-Hahn

In order for the Internet to grow it is important to build more Internet Exchange Points and to localize data – experts expressed this point of view in many workshops at the Internet Governance Forum 2012 in Baku. To understand this recommendation, it is fruitful to have a look at the idea behind Internet Exchange Points, new developments and the surrounding regulatory contexts.

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