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Pricing and economic studies of networks.
This paper talks about time shifting Delay Tolerant (DT)
traffic in order to reduce bills for ISPs.
Two schemes are posited
User incentives – users are encouraged to delay downloading with a reward scheme
Internet Post Offices (IPOs) – storage for store-and-forward relays for DT traffic.
This paper considers the tradeoffs when ISPs collaborate with content providers for mutual benefit.