Many issues have come before the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) in the last year. Some actions were taken (as with particular mergers), some actions were postponed (as with Universal Service Fund reform), and some issues are currently being tackled (the National Broadband Strategic Plan). In this paper, we focus on the topic of the National Broadband Plan, which the FCC is mandated to provide to Congress February 17, 2010, the FCC Merger Review process, and the determination of optimal penalties for violations of FCC rules or orders.
Prieger, James and Connolly, Michelle, "Economics at the FCC, 2008-2009: Broadband and Merger Review" (2009). Pepperdine University, School of Public Policy Working Papers. Paper 3.