By Ellen S. Cohen
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5273, but to move enforcement responsibility from the FCC to the antitrust agencies, which specialize in competition analysis and, in the case of the FTC, consumer protection analysis. R. 5417 also would have the effect of creating a private right of action by aggrieved applications providers. R. ” The Digital Age Communications Act of 2005 (S. C. ). It would prohibit unfair methods of competition, and give the FCC the authority to enforce the law. Specifically: • it shall be unlawful for any provider of electronic communication service to engage or participate, or attempt to engage or participate, in unfair methods of competition, or unfair or deceptive practices in or affecting electronic communications networks and electronic communications services; Access to Broadband Networks • • • • 21 the FCC may, by rule, define with specificity, the acts or practices that shall constitute unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices; promulgated rules may include such requirements as the FCC determines necessary to prevent any methods, acts, or practices prohibited by this section; the FCC shall have no authority to issue rules that declare unlawful an act or practice on the grounds that such act or practice is an unfair method of competition or unfair or deceptive act or practice, except that the FCC may declare an act or practice unlawful if the FCC determines, based on a showing of clear and convincing evidence presented in a rulemaking proceeding that (i) marketplace competition is not sufficient to adequately protect consumer welfare, and (ii) such act or practice (I) causes or is likely to cause substantial injury to consumers, and (II) is not avoidable by consumers themselves and not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition; the FCC shall have authority to hear complaints from any party injured by a violation of the prohibitions established and to award damages to such injured party if the FCC determines that a violation has occurred.
19] Since identical bundled offerings facilitate comparison shopping, providers have a strong incentive to differentiate or distinguish their bundled service offerings from their competitors' offerings . Otherwise, their primary way to hold on to customers is to keep cutting prices . The best way to differentiate a bundle is to include a service that competitors either cannot offer at all or cannot offer at the same quality, cost, or convenience . WIRELINE-OF BUNDLING STRATEGIES Most wireline providers - ILECs and CLECs - offer bundled local and long distance telephone services.
R. 5417), which has been ordered to be reported out of the House Judiciary Committee, would amend the Clayton Act by inserting a new section 28 making it unlawful for any broadband network provider: • to fail to provide its broadband network services on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions such that any person can offer or provide content, applications, or services to or over the network in a manner that is at least equal to the manner in which the provider or its affiliates offer content, applications, and services, free of any surcharge on the basis of the content, application, or service; 20 Charles B.
Broadband Internet: Access, Regulation and Policy by Ellen S. Cohen