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: A Letter to the New FCC Chair, Mr. Julius Genachowski, Thomas Hazlett
Dear Mr. Julius Genachowski, Welcome to Washington. Now that you’re chairing a very powerful agency, you’ll hear a great many schemes to fatten this interest group or that company. Turn a deaf ear, my friend. Except now. This one will enrich the US economy, 300m wireless customers, and me. But it will make you famous. It would be the most innovative and intelligent reform by any federal official since Alfred Kahn deregulated the airline industry. That entrepreneurial policy move saves US consumers $20bn per year. Here’s a plan that will return consumers at least twice that. Full article available at FT.com. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2a99223e-62b2-11de-b1c9-00144feabdc0.html. Also available, by PDF Download on Prof. Hazlett’s faculty profile.