Net Neutrality, Reclassification and Investment: A Further Analysis
Perspectives, PHOENIX CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEGAL & ECONOMIC PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES, May 2017
5 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2017
Date Written: May 16, 2017
A difference-in-differences estimator is used to quantify the investment effects of the Federal Communications Commission's reclassification of broadband Internet service as a Title II telecommunications service. Data analyzed is the Bureau of Economic Analysis' investments in property and equipment. Investment in telecommunications is below expectations by about 25% since the FCC’s introduction of Title II reclassification.
Keywords: Net Neutrality, Investment, Title II, Open Internet, Telecommunications, Broadband, Regulation
JEL Classification: L96
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