The Road to Nowhere: Regulatory Implications of the FCC's Special Access Data Request
11 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Date Written: February 23, 2016
I demonstrate that the FCC’s Special Access data will likely show that regulation is unnecessary in many geographic areas and already adequate, if not too strict, in others. I do not believe these data, or any legitimate analysis of them, permit the Commission to make any claims about the extent of market power and the need for more regulation of Special Access services. Although these data may prove very useful in revealing the presence of competition in the sector, these data are not well-suited for much else.
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