Life Support for Unaffiliated Isps?
7 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2005
In the last several years, narrowband "dial-up" Internet Service Providers have been decimated by consumer migration to higher-speed broadband services. Narrowband ISPs are now pressuring the Federal Communications Commission and other telecommunications regulators to implement policies that would breathe life back into their businesses. But the consumer welfare justifications that they offer for government intervention are dubious.
Keywords: Internet Service Providers, ISPs, broadband, narrowband, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, telecommunications, telecommunications regulators, telecommunication policy, telecommunication policies
JEL Classification: K2, O32, O33
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