The undersigned economists have submitted declarations and white papers in this proceeding analyzing the Commission’s 2013 Business Data Services (BDS) data collection and opining on the merits of the proposed regulation of BDS. Both economic theory and past experience show that rate regulation imposes significant costs and typically obstructs innovation and acts as a disincentive to investment. These significant risks outweigh the benefits of rate regulation in technology markets that are not monopolies.

Download