Will Proposed Net Neutrality Regulations Lead to Fewer IT Jobs?

On January 28th, Dr. Larry Darby, Senior Fellow and Former FCC Bureau Chief, presented the findings of ACI’s latest study “The Internet Ecosystem: Employment Impacts of National Broadband Policies.”  The study authored by Larry Darby, Joseph Fuhr and Stephen Pociask shows that network companies employ twice as many employees and invest twice as much, dollar for dollar, compared to non-network (edge) IT companies.  Therefore, regulations that favor edge vs. core IT companies will lead to less investment and employment, precisely when the economy suffers from high unemployment and when Congress has asked the FCC to develop a plan to encourage broadband deployment.

To see a news release summarizing the results, click here.

To read the study, click here — aci-jobs-study-final1.