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Beyond Net Neutrality: Policies for Leadership in the Information, Computing, and Network Industries

Net neutrality in the US is backfiring against some of the very people it is supposed to help, so we need a policy that gets beyond net neutrality to a framework that resolves disputes, enables leadership and innovation, and protects the poor. One crucial feature is a multistakeholder approach to resolving conflicts within the industry.

This system, which is common in the Internet, is where concerns such as connectivity, openness, and discrimination can be worked out. The other crucial feature is limiting ex ante regulation to situations in which monopoly actually emerges. The framework provides a process and standards for introducing ex ante regulation.

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