Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Good Slogans, Bad Policies: Open Access Regulations

Yesterday PFF posted a brief article I wrote explaining the negative consequences of open access regulations. I argue that while proposals like open access and net neutrality sound good, they are not based on sound economics. The most recent example is a set of filings by several consumer groups asking the FCC to impose a set of open access regulations on the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction. Despite their claims, these rules would require complicated and controversial price and other regulations, reduce investment incentives, and ultimately harm consumers.

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 10:55 AM | Broadband , Communications , Net Neutrality , Spectrum , Wireless , Wireline