Trumping Academic Legitimacy in Push for Telecom Deregulation

Professors Jeff Pooley and Dwayne Winseck examine claims that the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission failed to ground its regulations in economic reasoning – and find the idea preposterous. What they unearth instead is AT&T-sponsored ‘research’ -- and Pooley and Winseck show how the FCC has been working in earnest to bolster, not sideline, economic analysis.

Instead of a rebuttal, Pooley and Winseck, the University of Southern California, and the International Journal of Communication have received legal threats from AT&T-backed CALinnovates.

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