KRISTIAN STOUT ON BROADBAND FUNDING
The Daily Dot – ICLE Director of Innovation Policy Kristian Stout was quoted by The Daily Dot in a story about the Biden administration’s proposed broadband subsidies. The full story is available here.
“$65 billion invested well is much better than $100 billion invested badly,” says Kristian Stout, director of innovation policy at the International Center for Law and Economics.
Stout has expressed skepticism about using government funding to help expand broadband in unnecessary areas. Stout argues that municipal broadband may diminish competition and make it harder for smaller companies to compete or significantly impact a local level. It would also not answer the specific struggles related to pricing.