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NYU Stern Professor and Net Neutrality Expert Nicholas Economides Available for Commentary on the FCC Vote

Economides on why eliminating network neutrality would be a costly mistake for all

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Without net neutrality, consumers will be forced to access a distorted internet, where information is prioritized according to the financial interests of telecom and cable companies.

New York University Stern School of Business Professor Nicholas Economides is available to provide commentary on the current state of net neutrality leading up to and after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) scheduled vote this Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

Economides, a proponent of net neutrality, can explain why he believes:
  • Repealing net neutrality will hurt consumers and businesses
  • Innovation will be hindered without net neutrality
  • Net neutrality facilitates freedom of speech enabling balanced political and social interaction on the internet
  • Payments from content companies to internet providers will only benefit internet providers and their shareholders
“The invention and commercialization of the internet is one of the things that makes America great. And what makes the internet great is the easy, unrestricted, and free availability of all kinds of information, regardless of the content provider, a regime known as network neutrality,” wrote Prof. Economides in a previously published op-ed accessible here.
 
Economides continues, “Without net neutrality, consumers will be forced to access a distorted internet, where information is prioritized according to the financial interests of telecom and cable companies.”
 
About New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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