U.S. Competition Policy Serves Consumers Well in Broadband Markets

In comments to the FTC on competition and consumer protection in broadband markets, ITIF provided an overview of competition dynamics in broadband and argued for a continued light-touch competition policy that allows providers to freely experiment with new business models and technologies. Such an approach gives room for a dynamic competition to drive new value throughout the system. It’s important that the FTC is empowered to step in if problems become apparent, but proscriptive regulation or government-supported overbuilding would undermine the dynamism of broadband and adjacent markets.