Nobel-Winning Message for the FCC

U.S. telecommunications policy makers long ago turned their backs on Nobel-winning economist Jean Tirole's sensible assessments of private communications utilities -- with disastrous results.  
Are they listening to him now?

Jean Tirole's Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences is being celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic by academics and economists. But there is no joy in the power circles of U.S. telecommunications policy. More than a decade ago, federal policy makers turned their backs on Tirole's sensible assessments of private communications utilities -- and with disastrous results.

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