Sector-Specific Competition Enforcement at the FCC
Jonathan B. Baker
American University - Washington College of Law
September 21, 2010
66 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 413 (2011)
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.
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Date posted: September 13, 2010 ; Last revised: January 5, 2014