BusinessWeek: Telecom — When

: Telecom — When Regulation = Competition

Isn’t it strange that we’re just now debating whether regulation or deregulation of the incumbents is more important for competition and a healthy market? The Wall Street Journal even had a large article yesterday questioning whether deregulation was really a good idea. (Admittedly, it was in the news section, which is a separate paper from the editorial page….) Six-plus years ago, when the Telecom Act passed, the assumption was that we could have a win-win. It’s not as though so much has changed, though, in terms of government policy or the laws of economics.