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Non-Discrimination or Just Non-Sense: A Law and Economics Review of the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Principle


George S. Ford


Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Lawrence J. Spiwak


Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

March 24, 2010


Abstract:     
The Federal Communications Commission’s recently proposed “nondiscrimination” principle in its Open Internet NPRM is shown to be incompatible with established definitions of discrimination in the economics literature and communications jurisprudence.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: FCC, Broadband, Network Neutrality, Internet, Communications, Discrimination

JEL Classification: L1, L5, L86, L96

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Date posted: April 28, 2010  

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Ford, George S. and Spiwak, Lawrence J., Non-Discrimination or Just Non-Sense: A Law and Economics Review of the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Principle (March 24, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1597024 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1597024

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