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California Defends Its Net Neutrality Law
Net neutrality law limits Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) control of Internet uses and users. Federal net neutrality rules were repealed, but states should be able to enact their own net neutrality rules.
The FCC is About to Repeal Net Neutrality. Here’s Why Congress Should Stop Them
In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules. Net neutrality rules are well established and popular.
Antitrust via Rulemaking: Competition Catalysts
Some observers note a decline in competition in American industry; fewer new firms are entering the market, and markets are becoming more concentrated. Federal and state agencies can devise regulations to catalyze competition.
Antitrust Provides a More Reasonable Regulatory Framework than Net Neutrality
In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed network neutrality rules on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The rules depressed investment and harmed consumers. In 2017, the FCC started a proceeding to end net neutrality regulation.
Law, Social Welfare, and Net Neutrality
Net neutrality rules bar broadband carriers from charging different prices to different Internet users, but this would mean that ordinary consumers are paying more for Internet service so that firms like Netflix can pay less.
T-Mobile’s Binge On Violates Key Net Neutrality Principles
T-Mobile’s “Binge On” plan allows customers to stream some video providers without using up their data plan cap. The FCC will assess whether the plan violates net neutrality rules. “Binge On” favors some providers and services over others, limiting choice, innovation, and competition.
Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like
Net neutrality rules stop Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking online content; nondiscrimination rules limit interference short of blocking. Nondiscrimination rules should ban discrimination against specific applications and broad categories of applications.
The Case for Rebooting the Network Neutrality Debate
In the United States, the public supports network neutrality, the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should not control online content and services. Allowing ISPs to block startups discourages investment. Europe adopted neutrality rules when ISPs began to stifle innovation.
Network Neutrality on the Internet: A Two-Sided Market Analysis
This article describes conditions under which network neutrality is an economically optimal policy.
The Economics of Network Neutrality
This article evaluates the economic value of network neutrality and alternatives when networks are congested.