Rob Frieden

Pennsylvania State Law

Affiliate Professor

Lewis Katz Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

http://https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/faculty/frieden

Pennsylvania State University - Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law

University Park, PA 16802

United States

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

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Scholarly Papers (67)

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 Law
Downloads 879 (27,155)
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Internet, network neutrality, network bias, tiered Internet

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

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Feb 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 866 (27,746)
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network neutrality, Internet, next generation networks, new media

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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 Law
Downloads 575 (48,395)
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ICT, broadband, development, Internet

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two-sided markets, platforms, intermediaries, Internet marketplace, Internet regulation, cyberlaw, competition policy, antitrust, FCC, FTC, DoJ

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Internet, Digital Divide, Telecommunications Development, Technology Diffusion

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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 Law
Downloads 426 (70,236)
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Cable television, direct broadcast satellite, must carry

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A Primer on Network Neutrality

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 410 (73,611)
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network neutrality, next generation networks, Internet, peering, interconnection

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

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

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Nov 2001
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 313 (100,070)
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Regulatory Arbitrage Strategies and Tactics in Telecommunications

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Dec 2003
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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regulatory arbitrage, regulatory asymmetry, telecommunications policy

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Next Generation Television and the Migration from Channels to Platforms

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Internet Protocol Television, Over the Top Television, New Media, Digital Rights Management

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

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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 Law
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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 Law
Downloads 247 (128,579)
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network neutrality, open Internet, information services, telecommunications services common carriage, ex ante regulation, ex post regulation

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Network Neutrality and its Potential Impact on Next Generation Networks

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Nov 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 242 (131,307)
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network neutrality, next generation networks, content platforms

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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 Law
Downloads 235 (135,171)
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regulatory asymmetry, arbitrage, Internet telephony, international accounting rates, regulatory opportunism

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The Internet of Platforms and Two-Sided Markets: Implications for Competition and Consumers

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Internet platforms, walled gardens, market power, positive network effects, open Internet, network neutrality

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The Opportunities and Threats from Next Generation Television

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Internet Protocol Television, Television Over the Top, next generation television

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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 Law
Downloads 187 (167,583)
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broadband, telecommunications, market penetration, statistics, next generation networks,

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

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jul 2004
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 165 (187,088)
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Telecommunications, internet, regulation, regulatory asymmetry

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What's New in the Network Neutrality Debate

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Sep 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 163 (188,978)
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network neutrality, open Internet, interconnection, peering, best efforts routing

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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 Law
Downloads 157 (195,206)
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Spectrum management, satellites, spectrum commons, competitive bidding

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

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 153 (199,508)

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wireless, unbundling, Carterfone policy, network neutrality

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 Law
Downloads 96 (284,386)
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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 Law
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universal service, VoIP, ICT development

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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 Law
Downloads 82 (314,535)
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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 Law
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common carriage, public switched telephone network, regulatory reform, deregulation, information service, telecommunication service, peering, interconnection

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

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Aug 2007
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 112 (255,324)
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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 Law
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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 Law
Downloads 77 (326,670)
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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 Law
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Can Internet Service Providers Lawfully Enhance, or Degrade Third Party Content?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 May 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 69 (347,956)
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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?

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Feb 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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network neutrality, open internet, zero rating, sponsored data, service tiering, price discrimination, new media, paid prioritization

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

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 Law
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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 Law
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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 Law

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

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

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

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

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

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Apr 2010
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
Downloads 95 (284,240)
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broadband development, universal service, National Broadband Plan, ICT development

Two-Sided Internet Markets and the Need to Assess Both Upstream and Downstream Impacts

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 10 Aug 2018
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Two-Sided Markets, Broadband Intermediaries, Broadband Platforms, Internet Ecosystem, Internet Unicorns, Vertical Restraints, Ecommerce, Antitrust

Two Sided Internet Markets and the Need to Assess Both Upstream and Downstream Impacts

TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2018
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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double-sided markets, platforms, Internet intermediaries, positive network economies, gig economy

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WRC-19 and 5G Spectrum Planning

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Jul 2019
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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World Radio Conference 2019, International Telecommunication Union, spectrum planning, spectrum management, 5G wireless

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Network Neutrality, Federal Internet Policy, FCC

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An Introduction to Data Property Ownership Rights and Data Protection Responsibilities

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Aug 2019
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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data property, data protection, intellectual property, data mining, Big Data, data analytics, privacy, cybersecurity

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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 Law
Downloads 81 (313,971)
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network neutrality, open internet, zero rating, sponsored data, ICT4D, universal service

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How Internet Platform Intermediaries Operate

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2018
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Two-Sided Markets, Internet Platforms, Internet Intermediaries, Positive Networking Externalities, Winner Take All

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

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

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

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 May 2015
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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network neutrality, open Internet, FCC, best efforts routing, better than best efforts routing, Internet Protocol Television, Over the Top, broadband, next generation networks

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

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The Evolving 5G Case Study in Spectrum Management and Industrial Policy

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Mar 2019
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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5G Wireless, Spectrum Planning, Spectrum Management, International Telecommunication Union, 2015 World Administrative Radio Conference

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Identifying Best Practices in Financing Next Generation Networks

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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ICT4D, next generation networks, ICT financing, best practices

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

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

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

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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 Law
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peer review, telecommunications policy, Federal Communications Commission, regulation

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Assessing Merger Impacts on Consumer Welfare in a Converging Internet Marketplace

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Aug 2019
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Antitrust Enforcement, Vertical Mergers, Horizontal Mergers, Two-Sided Markets, Broadband Platforms, Broadband Intermediaries, Chicago School Antitrust Doctrine, Technological Convergence, Market Convergence

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

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Nov 2011
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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ISPs, network neutrality, trust, ecommerce

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The Mixed Blessing in Subsidized Internet Access

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Nov 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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zero rating, sponsored data, network neutrality, open internet, cross-subsidies, universal service, broadband

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

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 May 2013
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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IPTV, convergence, regulatory reform, information service, Over The Top Content

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The Telecommunications Meltdown in the United States: Reasons and Solutions

TPRC 2003
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 May 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law
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Confusing Convergence: How Courts Misunderstand Internet-Delivered Services

Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law

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

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

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

Building Trust in the Internet of Things

Posted: 26 Mar 2016
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law

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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 Law

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

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Statutory Interpretation and Extra Innings Advocacy For and Against Network Neutrality

Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2014
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law

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

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

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

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

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

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Shared Lessons for Managers of Airport Slots and Spectrum

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2012
Rob Frieden
Pennsylvania State Law

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spectrum management, wireless, auctions

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Does a Hierarchical Internet Necessitate Multilateral Intervention?

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

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Internet governance, Internet peering, Internet interconnection

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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 Law

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