This week some important studies have been released opposing the wireless Net neutrality effort being spearheaded by Skype and Prof. Tim Wu. These reports come from the CTIA, the wireless industry's trade association, and economists at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, and the Phoenix Center. I don't have time to summarize them, but here are the links to each major report if you are interested:
(1) Filing of CTIA - The Wireless Association In the Matter of Skype Communications Petition to Confirm A Consumerâ€™s Right to Use Internet Communications Software and Attach Devices to Wireless Networks (April 30, 2007).
(2) Robert W. Hahn, Robert E. Litan, and Hal J. Singer, "The Economics of 'Wireless Net Neutrality,'" AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. RP07-10, (April 2007).
(3) George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, "Wireless Net Neutrality: From Carterfone to Cable Boxes," PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 17 (April 2007).