The Competitive Importance Of Serving Consumers

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- Recent discussion of the Verizon Wireless purchase of AWS spectrum currently owned — but not used — by cable operators has centered on competition policy. As an outside counsel for Verizon who has also worked for other high-technology companies, including MCI, I have seen three fundamental principles of competition policy provide guidance that, in this case, demonstrates why approval of the deal is the right answer.

First, it is argued by some that the AWS spectrum would be better used by a different company. In support...
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