Cost or Benefit? A Review of the Consumer Federation of America's Report on Regulating Special Access Services

Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 16-04

11 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2016

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

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Date Written: April 18, 2016

Abstract

The Consumer Federation of America's "The Special Problem of Special Access", by Mark Cooper, is reviewed and shown to contain significant conceptual and technical problems. The methodology in the paper is logically inconsistent and leads to ridiculous policy prescriptions.

Keywords: Special Access, Telecommunications, Regulation, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer Federal of America, Demand Elastiticy

JEL Classification: L96

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Cost or Benefit? A Review of the Consumer Federation of America's Report on Regulating Special Access Services (April 18, 2016). Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 16-04 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2837284

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