Financial Times: FCC Net Neutrality Rules and Efficiency, Thomas Hazlett

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The US Federal Communications Commission, seeing the internet as a fragile ecosystem under threat from opportunistic internet service providers, issued its “network neutrality” order on December 23. By January 10 it had received its first complaint – against an upstart wireless competitor providing innovative services, advanced technologies and new options for low-income consumers. The targeting of socially valuable entrepreneurship is not an accident. The regulatory effort – “preserving the open internet” – as the FCC labels its regime, mistakes the benefits of market competition for designs of market planners. Full article available at ft.com.  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f75fd638-5990-11e0-baa8-00144feab49a.html.  Also available by [PDF Download] on Prof. Hazlett’s faculty profile.

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