CDT Statement to House​ ​Judiciary​ ​Subcommittee​ ​on​ ​Net​ ​Neutrality​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Role​ ​of​ ​Antitrust

House​ ​Judiciary​ ​Subcommittee​ ​on Regulatory​ ​Reform,​ ​Commercial,​ ​and​ ​Antitrust​ ​Law Hearing​ ​on​ ​Net​ ​Neutrality​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Role​ ​of​ ​Antitrust
November​ ​1,​ ​2017

Chairman​ ​Marino,​ ​Vice​ ​Chair​ ​Farenthold,​ ​Ranking​ ​Member​ ​Cicilline,​ ​and​ ​Members​ ​of​ ​the Subcommittee,

The​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Democracy​ ​&​ ​Technology​ ​(CDT)​ ​thanks​ ​the​ ​Subcommittee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​submit this​ ​statement​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​November​ ​1,​ ​2017​ ​hearing​ ​on​ ​“Net​ ​Neutrality​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Role​ ​of​ ​Antitrust.” CDT​ ​appreciates​ ​the​ ​interest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Subcommittee​ ​in​ ​protecting​ ​the​ ​principles​ ​of​ ​the​ ​open​ ​internet,​ ​but we​ ​have​ ​concerns​ ​about​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​legal​ ​and​ ​policy​ ​approaches​ ​under​ ​consideration​ ​in​ ​this​ ​hearing. In​ ​this​ ​statement,​ ​we​ ​will​ ​address​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​points​ ​raised​ ​by​ ​critics​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2015​ ​Open​ ​Internet​ ​Order (OIO)​ ​who​ ​argue​ ​for​ ​an​ ​alternative​ ​that​ ​relies​ ​exclusively​ ​on​ ​antitrust​ ​law.


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