Friday, May 25, 2012

Sen. Mike Lee on Verizon/Cable Spectrum Deal

Utah Senator Mike Lee's May 24 letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the proposed 700 MHz spectrum acquisition by Verizon from certain cable companies is well-worth reading.

I happen to agree with much of Senator Lee's persuasive analysis. But, whether you agree or not, there is no question that his letter is worth reading for cogent presentation of key antitrust and administrative law principles that should be carefully considered by the FCC and the DOJ.

Sen. Lee is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights. It looks to me like Sen. Lee is going to emerge as a real thought leader on issues relating to regulation in the digital world.