Originally published: August 8, 2014
Last updated: August 8, 2014 - 7:23pm
[Commentary] The House Commerce Committee concludes another round of public commenting on its effort to update the Communications Act of 1934. The focus of this round was what role Congress and the Federal Communications Commission should play in the market for interconnection of networks.
Daniel Lyons and Gus Hurwitz joined scholars from the Free State Foundation in their comments, highlighting the importance of flexibility and responsiveness in interconnection markets. They argue that interconnection among IP networks is very different and more technical than the interconnection between ILECs that are governed by the 1996 Act.
In my submission, I provide two stories of deregulation from Denmark.
[Layton is a researcher at the University of Aalborg, Denmark]
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