Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy
Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Date Written: March 2006
Broadband, or high-speed access to the Internet, has generated significant economic benefits. Certain regulations, however, are slowing investment and deterring entry into the broadband market. In this statement, we make two recommendations that would remedy these regulatory defects and thereby lower artificial barriers to competitive provision of broadband services.
JEL Classification: H00
Baumol, William J. and Bailey, Elizabeth E. and Baily, Martin Neil and Litan, Robert E. and Cramton, Peter and Faulhaber, Gerald R. and Flamm, Kenneth and Gilbert, Richard and Goolsbee, Austan and Greenstein, Shane M. and Hahn, Robert W. and Hall, Robert E. and Hazlett, Thomas W. and Kahn, Alfred E. and Mayo, John W. and Milgrom, Paul R. and Ordover, Janusz A. and Pindyck, Robert S. and Rosston, Gregory L. and Savage, Scott and Schmalensee, Richard and Shelanski, Howard A. and Spiller, Pablo T. and Varian, Hal R. and Wallsten, Scott and Weisman, Dennis and Teece, David, Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy (March 2006). AEI-Brookings Joint Center Working Paper No. 06-06-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892009