Rob Frieden

Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law

102 Carnegie Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/r/m/rmf5/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

60

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Scholarly Papers (60)

1.

Network Neutrality or Bias? - Handicapping the Odds for a Tiered and Branded Internet

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 830 (21,331)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Internet, network neutrality, network bias, tiered Internet

2.

Internet 3.0: Identifying Problems and Solutions to the Network Neutrality Debate

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Feb 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 788 (22,454)
Citation 4

Abstract:

network neutrality, Internet, next generation networks, new media

3.

Best Practices in Broadband: Lessons from Canada, Japan, Korea and the United States

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jul 2004
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 552 (38,373)
Citation 10

Abstract:

ICT, broadband, development, Internet

4.

The Wired Village: Building Communities and Improving Government Services Through Advanced Telecommunications and Information Networks

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Mar 2001
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 437 (51,290)

Abstract:

Internet, Digital Divide, Telecommunications Development, Technology Diffusion

5.

Analog and Digital Must-Carry Obligations of Cable and Satellite Television Operators in the United States

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Apr 2005
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 403 (57,125)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Cable television, direct broadcast satellite, must carry

6.

A Primer on Network Neutrality

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 385 (59,076)
Citation 1

Abstract:

network neutrality, next generation networks, Internet, peering, interconnection

Invoking and Avoiding the First Amendment: How Internet Service Providers Leverage Their Status as Both Content Creators and Neutral Conduits

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 265 (93,484)
Citation 1

Abstract:

First Amendment, Internet Service Provider, safe harbor, network neutrality, FCC

Invoking and Avoiding the First Amendment: How Internet Service Providers Leverage Their Status as Both Content Creators and Neutral Conduits

TPRC 2009
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 46 (342,476)
Citation 1

Abstract:

8.

Revenge of the Bellheads: How the Netheads Lost Control of the Internet

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Nov 2001
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 301 (80,046)
Citation 4

Abstract:

9.

Regulatory Arbitrage Strategies and Tactics in Telecommunications

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Dec 2003
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 276 (86,404)
Citation 1

Abstract:

regulatory arbitrage, regulatory asymmetry, telecommunications policy

10.

Internet Packet Sniffing and its Impact on the Network Neutrality Debate and the Balance of Power between Intellectual Property Creators and Consumers

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Jun 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 257 (91,372)
Citation 1

Abstract:

network neutrality, intellectual property rights, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, digital rights management, safe harbors, fair use

11.

Without Public Peer: The Potential Regulatory and Universal Service Consequences of Internet Balkanization

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 14 Jul 1998
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 236 (105,124)
Citation 2

Abstract:

12.

Wither Convergence: Legal, Regulatory and Trade Opportunism in Telecommunications

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 May 2002
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 227 (108,890)

Abstract:

regulatory asymmetry, arbitrage, Internet telephony, international accounting rates, regulatory opportunism

13.

Network Neutrality and its Potential Impact on Next Generation Networks

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 225 (107,440)
Citation 1

Abstract:

network neutrality, next generation networks, content platforms

14.

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: Developing a Clearer Assessment of Market Penetration and Broadband Competition in the United States

Penn State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-2008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 163 (140,443)
Citation 1

Abstract:

broadband, telecommunications, market penetration, statistics, next generation networks,

15.

The FCC's Name Game: How Shifting Regulatory Classifications Affect Competition

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 152 (155,193)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Telecommunications, internet, regulation, regulatory asymmetry

16.

Balancing Equity and Efficiency Issues in the Management of Shared Global Radiocommunication Resources

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Feb 2003
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 149 (158,707)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Spectrum management, satellites, spectrum commons, competitive bidding

17.

Hold the Phone: Assessing the Rights of Wireless Handset Owners and Carriers

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 148 (160,535)

Abstract:

wireless, unbundling, Carterfone policy, network neutrality

18.

Next Generation Television and the Migration from Channels to Platforms

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 145 (112,734)

Abstract:

Internet Protocol Television, Over the Top Television, New Media, Digital Rights Management

Assessing the Merits of Network Neutrality Obligations at Low, Medium and High Network Layers

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 90 (237,907)
Citation 1

Abstract:

network neutrality, layered regulation

Assessing the Merits of Network Neutrality Obligations at Low, Medium and High Network Layers

TPRC 2010
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Jan 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 39 (366,566)
Citation 1

Abstract:

20.

The Opportunities and Threats from Next Generation Television

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 128 (137,648)

Abstract:

Internet Protocol Television, Television Over the Top, next generation television

Neither Fish Nor Fowl: New Strategies for Selective Regulation of Information Services

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 109 (208,128)
Citation 4

Abstract:

next generation networks, VoIP, ancillary regulation, telecommunications policy, information services

Neither Fish Nor Fowl: New Strategies for Selective Regulation of Information Services

TPRC 2007
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Jul 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 12 (502,599)
Citation 4

Abstract:

The Mixed Blessing of a Deregulatory Endpoint for the Public Switched Telephone Network

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 75 (266,574)

Abstract:

common carriage, public swithced telecommunications network, interconnection, role of regulation, peering, telecommunications service, information service

The Mixed Blessing of a Deregulatory Endpoint for the Public Switched Telephone Network

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 45 (345,768)

Abstract:

common carriage, public switched telephone network, regulatory reform, deregulation, information service, telecommunication service, peering, interconnection

Killing With Kindness: Fatal Flaws in the $5.7 Billion Universal Service Funding Mission and What Should be Done to Narrow the Digital Divide

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jul 2005
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 105 (213,871)
Citation 1

Abstract:

universal service, VoIP, ICT development

Killing with Kindness: Fatal Flaws in the $5.7 Billion Universal Service Funding Mission and What Should Be Done to Narrow the Digital Divide

TPRC 2005
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Jul 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 15 (485,213)
Citation 1

Abstract:

24.

What's New in the Network Neutrality Debate

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Sep 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 114 (164,244)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open Internet, interconnection, peering, best efforts routing

Rationales For and Against FCC Involvement in Resolving Internet Service Provider Interconnection Disputes

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 12 May 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 70 (277,535)

Abstract:

Internet Peering, FCC Jurisdiction, Interconnection, Information Service

Rationales for and Against FCC Involvement in Resolving Internet Service Provider Interconnection Disputes

TPRC 2011
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Jan 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 37 (374,035)

Abstract:

New Models and Conflicts in the Interconnection and Delivery of Internet-Mediated Content

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 66 (286,798)

Abstract:

Internet interconnection, peering, transiting, next generation networks

New Models and Conflicts in the Interconnection and Delivery of Internet-Mediated Content

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 28 (412,545)

Abstract:

Internet interconnection, carrier compensation arrangements, peering, next generation networks

New Models and Conflicts in the Interconnection and Delivery of Internet-Mediated Content

Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Internet interconnection, Internet compensation models, paid peering, Content Distribution Networks, IPTV

27.

Ex Ante Versus Ex Post Approaches to Network Neutrality: A Cost Benefit Analysis

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Sep 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 91 (132,136)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open Internet, information services, telecommunications services common carriage, ex ante regulation, ex post regulation

Net Bias and the Treatment of 'Mission-Critical' Bits

2014 TPRC Conference Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 53 (320,912)

Abstract:

paid peering, network neutrality, open Internet, bottleneck, next generation networks, information service

Net Bias and the Treatment of 'Mission-Critical' Bits

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 37 (374,035)

Abstract:

Internet quality of service, discrimination, interconnection, best efforts routing, better than best efforts routing

29.

Assessing the Need for More Incentives to Stimulate Next Generation Network Investment

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Apr 2010
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 86 (234,453)

Abstract:

broadband development, universal service, National Broadband Plan, ICT development

30.

Why the FCC’s Proposed Openness Principles Cannot and Should Not Apply to Internet Application and Content Providers

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jan 2010
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 84 (241,179)

Abstract:

Network Neutrality, Federal Internet Policy, FCC

31.

Lock Down on the Third Screen: How Wireless Carriers Evade Regulation of Their Video Services

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 68 (274,568)

Abstract:

wireless, next generation networks, telecommunications regulation, information services, handsets

Can Internet Service Providers Lawfully Enhance, or Degrade Third Party Content?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Feb 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 39 (366,566)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open internet, zero rating, sponsored data, service tiering, price discrimination, new media, paid prioritization

Can Internet Service Providers Lawfully Enhance, or Degrade Third Party Content?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 May 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 23 (439,134)

Abstract:

Zero Rating, Sponsored Data, Network Neutrality, Open Internet, Paid Prioritization, IPTV, Video, Internet Regulation

Can Internet Service Providers Lawfully Enhance, or Degrade Third Party Content?

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

zero rating, sponsored data, unlimited data, network neutrality, open Internet, First Amendment

33.
Downloads 62 (241,179)

Abstract:

Internet interconnection disputes, retransmission consent, peering, Internet Service Providers, Internet content delivery, IPTV

34.

Legislative and Regulatory Strategies for Providing Consumer Safeguards in a Convergent Information and Communications Marketplace

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Sep 2010
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 61 (278,975)

Abstract:

FCC, Internet, information service, telecommunications service, network neutrality, FCC jurisdiction

35.
Downloads 58 (292,827)

Abstract:

telecommunications, incentive creation, regulatory arbitrage, FCC, broadband development, best practices

36.

Identifying Best Practices in Financing Next Generation Networks

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 47 (300,183)

Abstract:

ICT4D, next generation networks, ICT financing, best practices

37.

The Rise of Quasi-Common Carriers and Conduit Convergence

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2013
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 46 (336,551)

Abstract:

common carriage, quasi-common carriers, information service, convergence, regulatory reform, data roaming

38.

From Bad to Worst: Assessing the Long Term Consequences of Four Very Bad FCC Decisions

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 May 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 45 (330,730)

Abstract:

FCC, regulatory reform, information service classification, local loop unbundling, structural separation, common carrier, duty to deal, antitrust, spectrum caps

39.

Case Studies in Abandoned Empiricism and the Lack of Peer Review at the Federal Communications Commission

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Sep 2009
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 42 (336,551)

Abstract:

peer review, telecommunications policy, Federal Communications Commission, regulation

40.

Do Conduit Neutrality Mandates Promote or Hinder Trust in Internet-Mediated Transactions?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 36 (352,445)

Abstract:

ISPs, network neutrality, trust, ecommerce

41.

Network Neutrality and Consumer Demand for 'Better than Best Efforts' Traffic Management

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 May 2015
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 31 (305,319)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open Internet, FCC, best efforts routing, better than best efforts routing, Internet Protocol Television, Over the Top, broadband, next generation networks

42.

Deja vu All Over Again: Questions and a Few Suggestions on How the FCC Can Lawfully Regulate Internet Access

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 29 May 2015 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 29 (321,850)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open interenet, common carriage, FCC, next generation networks, information service, telecommunications service

43.

The Impact of Next Generation Television on Consumers and the First Amendment

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 May 2013
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 22 (410,995)

Abstract:

IPTV, convergence, regulatory reform, information service, Over The Top Content

44.
Downloads 19 (252,172)

Abstract:

Internet interconnection, Internet compensation arrangements, peering, paid peering, IPTV, Content Distribution Networks, Over the Top applications, broadband

45.

The Telecommunications Meltdown in the United States: Reasons and Solutions

TPRC 2003
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 May 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 15 (446,531)

Abstract:

46.

The Internet of Platforms and Walled Gardens: Implications for an Open Internet

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Internet platforms, walled gardens, market power, positive network effects, open Internet, network neutrality

47.

Confusing Convergence: How Courts Misunderstand Internet-Delivered Services

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

convergence, FCC, FTC, jurisdiction, common carriage, telecommunications service, throttling, unlimited data

48.

The Mixed Blessing in Subsidized Internet Access

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Nov 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 0 (397,356)

Abstract:

zero rating, sponsored data, network neutrality, open internet, cross-subsidies, universal service, broadband

49.

Do Prohibitions on Sender Payments and Prioritization of Traffic Harm Broadband Consumers?

Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

open internet, network neutrality, paid prioritization, best efforts routing, better than best efforts routing, QOS discrimination, price discrimination, double-sided markets, platforms

50.

The Internet of Platforms and Walled Gardens: Implications for Openness and Neutrality

Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

open internet, network neutrality, platforms, walled gardens, interconnection, compensation arrangements

Building Trust in the Internet of Things

Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Internet of Things, sensors, permission-less innovation, cubesats, low earth orbiting satellites, privacy, drones

Building Trust in the Internet of Things

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Internet of Things, Trust, cubesats, reasonable expctation of privacy

52.

Grey Nuances in the Black and White Debate Over Subsidized Internet Access

TPRC 44: The 44th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications
Downloads 0 (313,389)

Abstract:

network neutrality, open internet, zero rating, sponsored data, ICT4D, universal service

53.

The Viability of Telecommunications Litigation in Light of Case Precedent Limiting Consumer Remedies

Posted: 22 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

antitrust, competition policy, ex ante regulation, ex post judicial review, consumer protection

54.

Statutory Interpretation and Extra Innings Advocacy For and Against Network Neutrality

Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Network Neutrality, FCC jurisdiction, Open Internet, next generation networks

55.

To Defer or Not: Determining When and Why Courts Support FCC Expertise and Decision Making Authority

Posted: 22 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

judicial deference, regulatory agency expertise, jurisdiction, information services, next generation networks

56.

Ancillary to What? The FCC's Mixed Record in Expanding Its Regulatory Reach Without Explicit Statutory Authority

Posted: 22 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

ancillary jurisdiction, limits to FCC jurisdiction, ISP regulatory status, information service, next generation networks

57.

Ancillary to What? The FCC’s Mixed Record in Expanding its Regulatory Reach Without Explicit Statutory Authority

Posted: 23 Mar 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

FCC, jurisdiction, Title I, Title II, ancillary jurisdiction, convergence

58.

Shared Lessons for Managers of Airport Slots and Spectrum

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

spectrum management, wireless, auctions

59.

Does a Hierarchical Internet Necessitate Multilateral Intervention?

North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation
Posted: 22 Mar 2001
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract:

Internet governance, Internet peering, Internet interconnection

60.

Universal Service: When Technologies Converge and Regulatory Models Diverge

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 13, No. 3, Summer 2000
Posted: 22 Feb 2001
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Abstract: