The FCC should focus on clearing regulatory rubble off of the information superhighway

Just read a great piece by former Federal Communications Commission chairman Reed Hundt and Blair Levin, a fellow at the Aspen Institute.  Here are some of their recommendations on the government’s role in telecommunications regulation and the promotion of commerce:

  •  a coordinated government support of Schumpeterian competition as a policy, practically the religion of Silicon Valley,
  • the creation of a toolkit comprising national deregulation of previously rate-regulated markets, as in the case of aviation, transportation, and telecommunications,
  • preservation of competition,
  • clear definitions of public interest outcomes,
  • sound tax policy,
  • flexible adoption of various public-private partnerships,
  • eschewing of big government management,
  • privatization of some public functions,
  • and very modest but innovative public spending.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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