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Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 557–584 | Cite as

Economics at the FCC, 2015–2016: Competition, Merger Review, and Spectrum Management

  • O. CarareEmail author
  • E. Kiselev
  • W. Leighton
  • J. Levy
  • K. LoPiccalo
  • P. Sanyal
  • T. Waldon
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Abstract

The Federal Communications Commission is responsible for regulation in the telecommunications and electronic media sectors, and for management of the nation’s non-federal radio frequency spectrum. During the past year, Commission economists contributed to the analysis of market power and the efficacy of various regulatory regimes in the business data services market, assessed potential harms that were associated with major mergers in the cable television industry and the efficacy of conditions designed to mitigate those harms, and helped to structure service and licensing rules to promote efficient usage of spectrum in the face of burgeoning demand for new wireless broadband services.

Keywords

FCC Market power Merger review Spectrum management Telecommunications policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Media BureauFederal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Federal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Office of Strategic PlanningFederal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA
  5. 5.Wireless Telecommunications BureauFederal Communications CommissionWashingtonUSA

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