Network Security and the Need to Consider Provider Coordination in Network Access Policy
Source: Cornell University
The policy debate over how to govern access to broadband networks has largely ignored the objective of network trustworthiness - a set of properties (Including security) that guarantee that a network will behave as expected. Instead, the terms of the network access debate have focused on whether imposing a nondiscrimination, or network neutrality, obligation on service providers is justified by the condition of competition among last-mile providers. Some argue that, in the absence of a nondiscrimination obligation, service providers will discriminate against content, applications, and services that they (Or their affiliates) do not provide.