Free to Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving Net Neutrality

69 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010  

Inimai M. Chettiar

New York University (NYU) - Brennan Center for Justice; New York University School of Law

James Scott Holladay

University of Tennessee

Date Written: September 22, 2010

Abstract

It is hard to imagine a future where the value of the Web takes a downward spiral: where less content is created, online access is less useful, and fewer people log on. Currently, thousands of new websites and applications are constantly created. The content attracts millions of new users who email, tweet, blog, and discuss the information on the Web freely. Net neutrality supports this open and entrepreneurial dynamic which helps to create billions of dollars in free value for the American public. In Free to Invest, the Institute for Policy Integrity warns of negative economic consequences if net neutrality is weakened. The report arrived at five main findings that describe the trade-offs of revoking net neutrality.

Keywords: net neutrality, economics, FCC, communications policy, free speech

Suggested Citation

Chettiar, Inimai M. and Holladay, James Scott, Free to Invest: The Economic Benefits of Preserving Net Neutrality (September 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1681051

Inimai M. Chettiar (Contact Author)

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New York University School of Law ( email )

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James Scott Holladay

University of Tennessee ( email )

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