28 August 2006

Internet consolidation since 2001

In this post, Om Malik summarizes some of the internet backbone consolidation that has taken place since 2001. While this includes some of the high profile mergers (Verizon and MCI, SBC and AT&T), it also includes some smaller ones.

How is this consolidation related to network neutrality? Do you think that the backbone market has relatively low barriers to entry (i.e., is contestable, even if it is more concentrated)?

On a side note, the beginning of this semester marks the one year anniversary of this blog! It has been fun ...

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