Proper Incentives? The Economics of Spam Management by the Mobile Wireless Industry
12 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last revised: 15 Mar 2018
Date Written: May 4, 2016
This paper shows that with regard to spam control on mobile wireless phones, the interests of the industry and the consumer are aligned. Mobile wireless carriers should be expected to act in ways that protect the interest of consumers and the industry has proven to be a very efficient manager of spam. Despite self-serving claims to the contrary, regulatory intervention is unnecessary and value reducing.
Keywords: Mobile, Wireless, Broadband, Telecommunications, Spam, Network Neutrality, Open Internet, Federal Communications Commission
JEL Classification: L96
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