Focus Areas:    Broadband | Competition | FCC | FTC | Net Neutrality | Title II

Letter Signed by 32 Scholars of Law and Economics, Urging the FTC to Advise the FCC to Employ Case-by-Case Rules in Regulating Net Neutrality, FTC

Letter from 32 Scholars of Law & Economics to the Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (Dec. 8, 2014).

Summary

“We are professors and scholars of law, business, economics, and public policy with expertise in communications, competition, innovation, industrial organization and related fields. We write to express our concerns regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) apparent plans to prohibit paid prioritization and to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act. In its competition advocacy, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) promotes consumer welfare by analyzing policies and offering alternatives to state and federal governmental agencies. Currently, the FCC is considering a new Open Internet Order that would have considerable negative effects on consumers…”

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