Sam Bowman on the ACCESS Act

The Open Market Blog – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman was cited by The Open Market Blog in a post about the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act. You can read the full post here.

History doesn’t recommend that encouraging extensive network interoperability promotes competition, as AEI’s Mark Jamison notes using the AT&T example. And Mike Masnick of Tech Dirt notes that the portability prescribed in the bill won’t help consumers much either. Sam Bowman at the International Center for Law and Economics uses the experience of the U.K.’s banking regulations to point out the myriad problems with viewing these mandates as policy silver bullets.