Preserving the Private Sector’s Role in Broadband: A Response to the Critics

25 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2009 Last revised: 21 Apr 2013

Date Written: August 31, 2009

Abstract

Calls for a 'public Internet' as a way to implement common carriage and 'net neutrality' are likely to be expensive and add little to consumer welfare. Moreover, they risk building a wireline system that is later abandoned in favor of wireless access to broadband.

Keywords: 'net neutrality,' broadband, public Internet

JEL Classification: H00

Suggested Citation

Ehrlich, Everett, Preserving the Private Sector’s Role in Broadband: A Response to the Critics (August 31, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1464811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1464811

Everett Ehrlich (Contact Author)

ESC Company ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

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