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What Lessons Can Be Drawn For Digital Platforms From The Regulation Of Traditional Networks

BY | December 6, 2021

Traditional investor-owned network industries in communications, energy, transport and water have been regulated for more than a century. It is therefore timely to ask if this experience has any lessons…

Traditional investor-owned network industries in communications, energy, transport and water have been regulated for more than a century. It is therefore timely to ask if this experience has any lessons for digital platforms. One key issue is whether standard competition law suffices in either case. The answer for traditional networks is a resounding no, and the conclusion is gaining ground that sector-specific regulation, with its more interventionist traditions and specialist delivery, is requ

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