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Analysis of Proposed Network Neutrality Rules

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
February 18, 2015
Publication Type: 
Regulatory Filing

Executive Summary

Bright-line Rules. To avoid the considerable social costs associated with evaluating behavior case-by-case, behavior that is clearly harmful should be explicitly banned by bright-line rules. In particular:

Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations and Trade Secrecy

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
August 23, 2013
Publication Type: 
Regulatory Filing

Comments submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations and Trade Secrecy.

Verizon’s Blocking of Google Wallet: Preserving the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 09-191; Broadband Industry Practices, WC Docket No. 07-52

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
December 19, 2011
Publication Type: 
Regulatory Filing

Letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking the Commission to investigate the reports that Verizon Wireless is violating the open-devices and open-applications conditions in its legal licenses for part of the 700 MHz spectrum (the so-called “C-Block”) over which the company’s LTE network operates.

FCC Comment

Complaint of Free Press Against Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless for Violating Conditions Imposed on C Block of Upper 700 MHz Spectrum, filed June 6, 2011

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
June 30, 2011
Publication Type: 
Regulatory Filing

In summer 2011, news reports claimed that Verizon Wireless had asked Google to disable tethering applications in Google’s mobile application store, the Android Market. Tethering applications allow users to use laptops or other devices over their mobile Internet connection by attaching them to their smart phones.

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