Reclassification and Investment: A Statistical Look at the 2016 Data
Perspectives Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 17-08
8 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Date Written: July 13, 2017
In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission changed the definition of broadband internet service to a Title II service, a move strongly opposed by the regulated firms. Here, I apply statistical tests to telecommunications investment data to determine whether the reductions in capital spending in 2016 are abnormally large or merely consistent with random variation.
Keywords: Net Neutrality, Investment, Title II, Open Internet, Telecommunications, Broadband, Regulation
JEL Classification: L96
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