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[March 25, 2014]
Mobile Broadband Competition's Value to Consumers Conservatively Estimated at $200 Billion, According to Recent Study
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN ANTONIO, March 24 -- The Competitive Carriers Association issued the following news release: Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) a study prepared by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) research scientist Dr. William Lehr, that conservatively estimates the value of mobile competition to consumers to be at least $20 billion per year, or $200 billion in present value terms. Dr. Lehr's study examines historical data from several communications industry sectors to arrive at the effects of industry competition on end-user prices and other non-price indicators.
In a statement, CCA President & CEO Steve K. Berry said, "This exciting new study provides new support for what CCA has advocated for years--enhancing competition in the wireless marketplace will benefit consumers. Having a present dollar value of competition shows in real terms what's at stake as the FCC begins making decision on things like upcoming spectrum auctions and its spectrum holdings policies. I look forward to discussing Dr. Lehr's work at our Global Expo here in San Antonio, and how this data can best be used to guide informed decision-making by policymakers and help promote competition in the wireless industry." CC AutoTriage8sgm-140325-30VitinMar-4677956 (c) 2014 Targeted News Service
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