SBE Council Praises Creation of “Office of Economics and Analytics” at FCC

By at 30 January, 2018, 3:14 pm


For Immediate Release                            

Washington, D.C. –Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released the following statement regarding the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) vote today to establish an Office of Economics and Analytics:

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are disproportionately impacted by government regulations and red tape, and that is why careful analysis and data must be used in developing policies and rules. Oftentimes, serious consideration is not given to actual economic principles, realities and effects when the government proposes regulations, and this harm small business competitiveness, innovation, investment and growth.  Entrepreneurs will be thrilled to hear that the creation of an Office of Economics and Analytics has moved forward with this affirmative vote by the Commission today.  Regulation cannot be driven by baseless political views and special-interest influence. Substantive economic analysis must be a central part of new FCC rulemakings and actions, and cannot be treated as a mere afterthought. This is very good news for consumers, and for the entrepreneurs and small businesses that use, innovate and provide telecommunications services.”

CONTACT: Raymond J. Keating


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