Thursday, June 26, 2008

Broadband Access Policy: The Role of Antitrust

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

FTC Commissioner Tom Rosch recently spoke about Broadband Access Policy: The Role of Antitrust.  He concludes:

  • In conclusion, let me stress that I consider the current debate about net neutrality to be a legitimate debate. But I have concerns that we not over-promise what antitrust enforcement can contribute to that debate. That said, I am also concerned that legislation based on speculation or misinformation may surrender to the law of unintended consequences. For the moment, perhaps the best course is rigorous enforcement of our consumer protection laws requiring upfront disclosure of all material facts.

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