- E-Gov/Civic Engagement (8/6/09)
- Technology/Fixed Broadband (8/13/09)
- Technology/Wireless (8/13/09)
- International Lessons (8/18/09)
- Opportunities for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (8/18/09)
- Broadband Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (8/20/09)
- Education (8/20/09)
- Public Safety and Homeland Security (8/25/09)
- Smart Grid, Broadband and Climate Change (8/25/09)
- Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Private Investment (8/26/09)
- Job Training (8/26/09)
- Technology/Applications and Devices (8/27/09)
- State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices (9/1/09)
- Benchmarks (9/2/09)
- Big Ideas with Potential to Substantially Change the Internet (9/3/09)
- Broadband Consumer Context (9/9/09)
- Health Care (9/15/09)
- The Role of Content in the Broadband Ecosystem (9/17/09)
- Spectrum (9/17/09)
- Cyber Security (9/30/09)
- Diversity and Civil Rights Issues in Broadband Policy (10/2/09)
- Economic Issues in Broadband Competition (10/9/09)
- Broadband Accessibility for People with Disabilities II: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Recommendations (10/20/09)
- Capitalization Strategies for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses (11/12/09)
- Future Fiber Architectures and Local Deployment Choices (11/19/09)
- Research Recommendations for the Broadband Task Force (11/23/09)
- Lessons for the National Broadband Plan from Local Officials Representing Under-served Communities (12/9/09)
- Global Broadband Connects America and the World: Infrastructure, Services and Applications (12/10/09)
- Review and Discussion of Broadband Deployment Research (12/10/09)
- Broadband and New Media Strategies for Minority Radio (1/26/10)
- The Broadband Availability Gap (5/6/10)
Workshop: Economic Issues in Broadband Competition
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Share Your Ideas
Share Your Ideas on Developing the National Broadband Plan.
Consumer and firm demand for broadband and provider supply of broadband services are both influenced by the extent of competition among broadband providers. Competition can deliver low prices and high quality services to buyers, and influence the scope and timing of provider investments and innovation.
This workshop will explore the extent to which broadband providers currently exercise market power today, the prospects for new competition, strategies the FCC and other governmental actors can employ to foster competition and entry, and regulatory strategies that might help prevent harms to social welfare in markets not likely to become competitive soon.
The following are some of the preliminary topics that will be covered at this workshop. If you would like to discuss any other topics, please send us your suggestions.
- Do broadband providers currently exercise market power? How does the answer vary by type of customer and geographic region?
- What are the prospects for new broadband competition from wireless and electricity providers? Are any other types of entry on the horizon?
- What strategies should the FCC and other governmental actors employ to foster broadband competition and entry?
- What regulatory strategies would protect competition and consumers in broadband markets not performing competitively? What conduct by broadband monopolists or duopolists would be particularly troublesome? Can that conduct be prohibited at low cost in production efficiency, and without discouraging investment and innovation or distorting competition in unregulated markets?
|10:00 am||Workshop Introduction, Jonathan Baker, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission (on leave from Washington College of Law, American University) Moderator
Judith A. Chevalier, William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics, Yale School of Management
|11:20 am||Panelist Discussion and Responses to Questions
FCC Participants: Colin Crowell, Senior Counselor to the Chairman; Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering; John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Bureau; Dr. Jon Peha, Chief Technologist
|11:55 am||Closing Statements, Moderator
October 9, 2009
Thoughts on Broadband Competition and Product Bundles
Judith Chevalier, William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics, Yale School of Management
Glimmers and Signs of Innovative Health in the Commericial Internet
Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
Remarks on Broadband Competition and Access Regulation
Marius Schwartz, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
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