It is a fundamental truth in economics and finance that lower returns or higher risks decrease incentives to invest. Combining the two spells double trouble. The FCC delivered just such a double whammy with its Open Internet Order when it chose to place new, yet often unspecified restrictions on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Almost as if on cue, investments in broadband dropped in the US.
Read “Title II’s real-world impact on broadband investment” on AEI.