Free to Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving Net Neutrality
Inimai M. Chettiar
New York University School of Law; Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law
James Scott Holladay
University of Tennessee
September 22, 2010
It is hard to imagine a future where the value of the Web takes a downward spiral: where less content is created, online access is less useful, and fewer people log on. Currently, thousands of new websites and applications are constantly created. The content attracts millions of new users who email, tweet, blog, and discuss the information on the Web freely. Net neutrality supports this open and entrepreneurial dynamic which helps to create billions of dollars in free value for the American public. In Free to Invest, the Institute for Policy Integrity warns of negative economic consequences if net neutrality is weakened. The report arrived at five main findings that describe the trade-offs of revoking net neutrality.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 69
Keywords: net neutrality, economics, FCC, communications policy, free speechworking papers series
Date posted: September 23, 2010
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