ICLE on the FCC’s Digital Discrimination Vote

Multi-Channel News – ICLE was quoted by Multi-Channel News in a story about the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to adopt its digital-discrimination rulemaking. You can read full piece here.

The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) warned the rules would lead to a host of unintended consequences, “including introducing de facto rate regulation, which the FCC has historically eschewed,” the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) said. ‘“The move is particularly curious given the Supreme Court’s emerging ‘major questions’ jurisprudence, which will pose a major obstacle for the FCC to implement these rules.”

ICLE told the FCC in advance of the vote: “If the Commission has good evidence of intentional discrimination in the deployment of broadband, it has a role to play in preventing it. But without strong, compelling evidence of intentional discrimination, the FCC will waste scarce resources chasing bogeymen.”