Thursday, August 11, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Downsides to Deregulating Broadband??

Minimizing regulation of broadband is critical to maximizing incentives for the private sector to build what market participants and policy folks of all stripes want: competing broadband networks. Such competition will do a better job than the government in bringing consumers the full benefits of the broadband Internet. That said, the FCC's recent moves to unshackle the Bells and other large phone companies to provide broadband may enjoy only feint praise from their competitors, as my "Outside the Box" column in SkyReport explores.

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 7:00 PM | Broadband , Cable , Communications , Innovation , Internet , Mass Media , Supreme Court , The FCC , Wireless , Wireline