Friday, December 16, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Franchising Detente--Get to the Real Issues

My short PS on franchising detente had a secondary purpose of trying to separate trifles from issues of real moment for infrastrucure providers. Franchising is a temporary trifle between parties with long-term like regualtory interests.

By contrast, net neutrality and interconnection threaten the very incentives to invest in broadband infrastructure. On these issues, then, there should be common cause between broadband infrastructure providers against the rent-seekers and do-gooders who would limit business models and regress back toward price regulation.

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:00 AM | Cable