Bronwyn Howell is a Visiting Fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Howell is a faculty member at the School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is a board member and secretary to the board of the International Telecommunications Society. In recent years she has focused on competition and regulatory policy, and the evolution of industry interaction in the telecommunications and information communications technology markets.
could be transformed into a more effective regulatory body by replacing its current network-centric wireline and wireless silos with a function-based structure, with bureaux of economics, engineering, competition, and consumer protection. The first two would concentrate on analysis and the second two on monitoring and enforcement.
the first mail order catalogues.
the deadweight loss of Christmas” (and Hanukkah, Saturnalia, and any other festivities observed in late December and early January) — the costs to the economy of gifts given being valued less by the recipients than the price paid by the donor. Reflecting on the deadweight loss of Christmas inevitably leads (for a technology policy scholar) to considering the deadweight losses associated with government and municipal beneficence in gifting fiber broadband networks to constituents.
September 2016 survey of 1000 New Zealand small and medium business enterprises (SMEs). In New Zealand, ‘small’ businesses have fewer than 20 employees, and ‘medium’ between 20 and 199 employees. It is somewhat sobering for policymakers and cloud-based service providers who believe that “cost-effective, reliable internet infrastructure is an absolute must for all businesses, wherever they may be, in order to keep up with new ways of attracting and servicing customers,” and view government subsidies for network deployment as imperative, that the New Zealand data appear to confirm that demand for fast fiber connections is as lacklustre amongst SMEs as it is amongst residential consumers.