Recent PostsCTN Issue: December 2016 Thomas Hazlett & Michael Honig, The Price of Freedom: How to Charge for Spectrum as WiFi and Cellular Collide IEEE ComSoc Technology News (Dec. 2016) Al[...]Thomas Hazlett recently reviewed two new volumes on the Information Economy for the International Journal of Economics of Business. Both Martin Campbell-Kelly and Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, [...]My new research shows that more Internet access funding doesn't help students. And almost all U.S. schools are already online. By Thomas Hazlett 08/23/16 09:27 AM EDT Even during[...]How an early telephone silencer took on AT&T. By Lauren Young via Atlas Obscura It's not unusual today to overhear strangers' intimate phone conversations while comm[...]
Financial Times: FCC Net Neutrality Rules and Efficiency, Thomas Hazlett
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.