publication . Preprint . 2006

Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy

Bailey, Elizabeth E.; Baily, Martin Neil; Baumol, William J.; Cramton, Peter; Faulhaber, Gerald R.; Flamm, Kenneth; Gilbert, Richard; Goolsbee, Austan; Greenstein, Shane; Hahn, Robert W.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2006
Abstract
In this statement, a group of economists assembled by the AEI-Brookings Joint Center makes the following two recommendations to improve the competitive provision of broadband services. First, Congress should eliminate local franchising regulations, which serve as a barrier to new entry. Second, Congress and the Federal Communications Commission should make more spectrum available to private parties and allow them to use it as they see fit or trade their licenses in the market, so that spectrum will go to its highest-valued uses.
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publication . Preprint . 2006

Economists' Statement on U.S. Broadband Policy

Bailey, Elizabeth E.; Baily, Martin Neil; Baumol, William J.; Cramton, Peter; Faulhaber, Gerald R.; Flamm, Kenneth; Gilbert, Richard; Goolsbee, Austan; Greenstein, Shane; Hahn, Robert W.; ...