February 5, 2015

Mercatus Scholars on Net Neutrality

Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

Eli Dourado

Former Senior Research Fellow

Daniel Lyons

Summary

FCC Commissioner Wheeler announced his intention to propose new “Net Neutrality” rules this month which will be voted on by the FCC on February 26. The Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program scholars have weighed in heavily on this issue, including Public Comment to the FCC, commentary in the press, and a study on mobile Net Neutrality, “Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing.” In addition to these resources, below are highlights from Mercatus scholars on Net Neutrality.

FCC Chairman Wheeler announced his intention to propose new “Net Neutrality” rules this month which will be voted on by the FCC on February 26. The Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program scholars have weighed in heavily on this issue, including Public Comment to the FCC, commentary in the press, and a study on mobile Net Neutrality, “Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing.” In addition to these resources, below are highlights from Mercatus scholars on Net Neutrality. 

Brent Skorup

"Net Neutrality Rules Represent a Giant Step Backwards", February 26, 2015

"Five Myths about Net Neutrality", Medium, February 23, 2015

Mercatus Expert Commentary: Net Neutrality's Threat to Innovation, February 5, 2015 

Net Neutrality Discussion on the Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, January 15, 2015 

Mercatus Expert Commentary: Net Neutrality Would Be a Mistake, November 10, 2014 

“Don’t Demonize Internet ‘Fast Lanes,’” US News and World Report, October 6, 2014

“Net Neutrality and the Dangers of Title II,” TechLiberation.com, September 26, 2014 

Policy Briefing: Net Neutrality and Maintaining a Free and Open Internet, September 25, 2014 

Public Interest Comment: FCC Open Internet Reply Comments, September 15, 2014 

“Classifying Internet As Utility A Perilous Concept,” McClatchy-Tribune, August 22, 2014 

“The FCC Has More Important Things to Worry About Than Netflix,” Wired, June 18, 2014 

“Regulation Could Slow Our Future,” The New York Times Room for Debate, May 15, 2014 

“In Defense of Broadband Fast Lanes,” Re/code, May 13, 2014 

Mercatus Expert Commentary: FCC Should Support Pricing Innovation, April 24, 2014 

“The End of Net Neutrality and the Future of TV,” TechLiberation.com, March 26, 2014 

“If You’re Reliant On the Internet, You Loathe Net Neutrality,” Real Clear Markets, February 12, 2014 

Net Neutrality Discussion on C-SPAN’s The Communicators, January 29, 2014 

“Who Won the Net Neutrality Case,” TechLiberation.com, January 15, 2014 

Mercatus Expert Commentary: Court Right to Strike Down FCC Net Neutrality Rule, January 14, 2014

“Yes, Net Neutrality is a Dead Man Walking. We Already Have a Fast Lane," TechLiberation.com, November 15, 2013

Eli Dourado

“New FCC Rules Will Kick at Least 4.7 Million Households Offline,” Medium, February 3, 2015 

“Why Reclassification Would Make the Internet Less Open,” TechLiberation.com, May 15, 2014 

“How Net Neutrality Hurts the Poor,” The Umlaut, April 30, 2014 

“Real Talk on Net Neutrality,” TechLiberation.com, May 9, 2012

Daniel Lyons

Mercatus Study: Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing, March 18, 2014 

Roslyn Layton and Michael Horney

Mercatus Study: Innovation, Investment, and Competition in Broadband and the Impact on America’s Digital Economy, August 12, 2014