by Seth L. Cooper
Free State Foundation
December 04, 2013
A government agency’s regulatory policy should reflect the overall competitive conditions of the market it is addressing. Given the increasingly competitive and dynamic conditions in the communications marketplace, it is time for the Federal Communications Commission to adopt a new regulatory approach with a consumer welfare standard at its cornerstone. From a consumer welfare standpoint, the advanced communications market is a successful, competitive market. In areas not subject to unnecessary or unduly costly regulation, a cursory glance at today’s advanced communications market reveals a consistent upwards trajectory of increasing consumer choice at market-driven prices.

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