Editors' note: This is a guest column. See the bios of Robert Hahn and Peter Passell below.
A big question these days for smartphone users is whether telecommunications providers will continue to offer "all you can eat" data plans or switch to charging by the megabyte. The more important issue--at least from the perspective of the public-policy community--is whether the Federal Communications Commission will have a say in the matter. And recent, seemingly contradictory initiatives by the regulators provide good reasons to believe that the FCC should get out of the way.
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