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Telecommunications Transactions and the Public Interest

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Mergers and other transactions between large telecommunications companies are always the subject of vigorous public debate, and recent developments in the area provide an excellent opportunity to explore many of the big questions in play. What is the future of media and telecom companies in today’s vast changing technology landscape? How important is scale? How should government assess the competition and public interest benefits and threats of proposed deals? What process should be employed by what agencies? How do the principles of net neutrality play into the equation? Our experts discussed these questions and others.

Featuring:

Hon. Michael Copps, Special Adviser, Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, Common Cause
William Rinehart, Director, Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
Moderator: Hon. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute

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