A Vision for the 2020s: Access to Broadband in the Next Decade

American democracy, like any democracy, requires the freedom to speak. But American democracy has always recognized the corollary: the strength of speech rests on access to communications networks.

Competition Policy for an Open Internet Ecosystem

In my Georgetown Law Technology Review article, I propose a new policy framework to restore an open Internet ecosystem.

Setting the Bar for Public Funding: Aiming Higher with the Connect America Fund

[Commentary] How can we improve the biggest tool to closing the digital divide in the Federal Communications Commission’s toolbox: the Connect America Fund. Back in 2011, the FCC adopted a performance goal for the Connect America Fund of ensuring


Federal Trade Commission

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:00 to 17:45

9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Noah Joshua Phillips Federal Trade Commission

9:15-9:45 am Presentation: Vertical Mergers

  • Steven Salop Georgetown University Law Center

9:45-11:00 am Vertical Mergers (Session 1)


Here Comes the Third Wave of Cord Cutting: Home Internet Service

The trend of people cutting their home Internet connections in favor of wireless online connectivity is accelerating, according to the latest survey from Pew Research.

The Good, the Bad, and the 5G

The buzz over “5G,” the next generation of wireless technology, has been heating up, but most of the hype fails to account for the fact that a robust, innovative, and affordable 5G wireless ecosystem for all Americans will not result from empoweri

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

The Antitrust Division has been extraordinarily busy in our daily efforts to protect consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs through sound and vigorous antitrust enforcement and competition advocacy throughout the government.  Apart from our direct

FTC Testifies before Subcommittee of Senate Committee on the Judiciary Regarding Oversight of Antitrust Enforcement

In testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons described the agency's enforcement of antitrust laws, advocacy work, and the public hearings it is ho


Federal Trade Commission, Global Antitrust Institute

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:00 to Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:30

The three-day event will examine the potential for collusive, exclusionary, and predatory conduct in multi-sided, technology-based platform industries. The sessions will also examine antitrust frameworks for evaluating acquisitions of nascent competitors or occurring in nascent markets, including in the technology and digital marketplace; and the approach to addressing antitrust issues regarding labor markets.

Multi-Sided Platforms (Oct. 15, 16, and 17):

American Cable Association Letter on Antitrust to Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Leaders

I write on behalf of the American Cable Association (ACA) regarding your upcoming hearing on antitrust enforcement. [W]e believe we can provide a unique perspective on two sets of issues facing antitrust enforcement: