The FCC’s move to a reverse auction approach for rural broadband subsidies is a good first step. To further improve the subsidy system, they should consider ways to eliminate duplicate subsidies across federal programs and states.
Is the FTC in danger of being hijacked by phobias and rhetoric? The agency has a good reputation for good analysis, but given the volume of dramatic language used to market regulation on tech companies and the instinctive fear many have of big companies, the agency’s new task force will have to be diligent.
A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) task force on antitrust in tech is an opportunity to adapt FTC practices to a new reality, but the FTC appears reluctant to change. There are three things the FTC should do to inform its approach.