Pricing network services: The Case of the Internet

  • Jose Ricardo Nogueira
  • Jose Carlos Cavalcanti
Keywords: pricing network services, cost structure, efficient prices for Internet services, allocation of resources among unlimited uses, equity and efficiency, safety net approach, article


This paper examines current hypotheses about Internet accessibility and how it will meet the needs of an increasing audience without decreasing service. A pricing system for the Internet may be sufficiently elastic to reduce congestion and allow for distributional equity.
How to Cite
Nogueira, J. R., & Cavalcanti, J. C. (1997). Pricing network services: The Case of the Internet. First Monday, 2(5).