Sector-Specific Competition Enforcement at the FCC

66 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 413 (2011)

8 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2010 Last revised: 5 Jan 2014

Jonathan B. Baker

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: September 21, 2010

Abstract

This comment explains how and why sector-specific enforcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complements generalist competition enforcement by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to the benefit of competition in the communications industry. It illustrates ways in which a sector-specific agency such as the FCC can foster competition by comparing merger reviews by the FCC and DOJ in the wake of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Suggested Citation

Baker, Jonathan B., Sector-Specific Competition Enforcement at the FCC (September 21, 2010). 66 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 413 (2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1675990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1675990

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