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The Year in Economics at the FCC, 2010-11: Protecting Competition Online

24 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2011  

Jonathan B. Baker

American University - Washington College of Law

Mark Bykowsky

Federal Communications Commission

Patrick DeGraba

Federal Trade Commission - Antitrust I

Paul LaFontaine

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Eric Kodjo Ralph

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

William W. Sharkey

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Date Written: August 31, 2011

Abstract

The past year in economics at the Federal Communications Commission focused on protecting competition in developing online markets. Our review discusses important economic issues that are raised by the FCC’s Open Internet rulemaking (which is commonly referred to as “net neutrality”) and its review of Comcast’s programming joint venture with General Electric’s NBC Universal affiliate. The Open Internet rule focused on established online markets, while the Comcast/NBCU transaction addressed nascent competition online along with competition in video programming and distribution offline.

Suggested Citation

Baker, Jonathan B. and Bykowsky, Mark and DeGraba, Patrick and LaFontaine, Paul and Ralph, Eric Kodjo and Sharkey, William W., The Year in Economics at the FCC, 2010-11: Protecting Competition Online (August 31, 2011). Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1920553

Jonathan B. Baker (Contact Author)

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Mark Bykowsky

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Patrick DeGraba

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Paul LaFontaine

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ( email )

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Eric Kodjo Ralph

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ( email )

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William W. Sharkey

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ( email )

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United States
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