Monday, August 23, 2010

Michael Mandel Suggests a Moratorium on New FCC Broadband Regulations

Michael Mandel,founder of Visible Economy LLC, a New York-based news and education company, and a contributor for the Progressive Policy Institute, argues for a two-year moratorium on any new federal regulations on the broadband industry,including new regulation of ISPs.

"Whether or not you think that such a move is a good idea, such regulations are unlikely to boost investment or employment in the telecom industry, at a time when we need all the capital spending and jobs that we can get," he says. "For that reason, I suggest a two-year pause in new broadband regulation, keeping the current balance among the different players, which seems to be generating growth."

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