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PA Broadband

June 25, 2020

Allowing internet providers to compete is best for advancing rural broadband, says David Redl, former administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and now Univ. of Colorado professor.
We must recognize that a pro-investment strategy, Redl says, requires the “alignment of incentives.”
“In other parts of the world, line-sharing for network competitors and price controls have been put at the center of network policy, and it has put a damper on investment in facilities,” Redl writes. “It substitutes short-term consumer happiness (a regulated price) over long-term consumer benefits (more choice and innovation).”