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Title:
What's yours is mine : open access and the rise of infrastructure socialism
Author:
Thierer, Adam D.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
v, 131 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1690 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781930865426
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Book

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Crews and Thierer are directors of technology studies and telecommunications at the Cato Institute, a public policy research foundation dedicated to traditional American principles of limited government and individual liberty. They argue that open-access regulation of high-tech sector networks and s


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I Open Access: Theory and Reality
1. The Case against Forced Accessp. 9
2. Debunking "Natural Monopoly" and "Essential Facility" Rationales for Forced-Access Regulationp. 23
3. Why Network Proliferation Spells the End of the Essential Facilities Doctrinep. 37
Part II Case Studies: How Forced Access Harms Specific Industries
4. Case Study 1: Open Access to the Electricity Gridp. 47
5. Case Study 2: Open Access to Local Telephone Networksp. 55
6. Case Study 3: Open Access to Broadband Servicesp. 65
7. Case Study 4: Must-Carry Mandates on Cable and Satellite Networksp. 91
8. Case Study 5: Open Access to Softwarep. 99
Part III Conclusion
9. What Really Protects Consumers and Network Reliability--Markets or Mandates?p. 105
Notesp. 109
Indexp. 125