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

10 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2010  

George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Lawrence J. Spiwak

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: 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.

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

JEL Classification: L1, L5, L86, L96

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1597024 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1597024

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