A Most Egregious Act? The Impact on Consumers of Usage-Based Pricing

George ford uses usage-based pricing of broadband video services to illustrate that regulatory oversight may not improve well-being even in a case that the proponents of regulation would describe as an egregious example of anticompetitive conduct by broadband providers. Given this, and the fact that there are many economic and business reasons for usage-based pricing that most accept as valid, Ford concludes that regulatory oversight of usage-based pricing is unlikely to improve social well-being.

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