Comment: In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom

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Larry Downes

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commissions, this filing argues that the agency's 2015 Open Internet Order:

1. Violated “The Law of Disruption”.

2. Imposed utility treatment for broadband in a way that was fundamentally at odds with disruptive innovation.

3. Dangerously and needlessly skews critical future innovations.

4. Replaced “permissionless” innovation with pre-emptive regulation.

Keywords: net neutrality, broadband, mobile, law of disruption, big bang disruption, innovation

JEL Classification: D40, K23, L14, L22, L43, L51, L86, L96, O33

Suggested Citation

Downes, Larry, Comment: In the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom (July 1, 2017). Georgetown McDonough School of Business Research Paper No. 3335922. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3335922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3335922

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