ITIF has filed reply comments with the FCC in the “Two Questions Inquiry” on managed services and wireless net neutrality. This reply addresses criticism of our previous comments by Skype. Skype argued that our assertion that their video conferencing service uses a large amount of bandwidth is “unfounded,” but they confuse the requirements of their free person-to-person video calling product with those of their for-fee group video conferencing service. Our reply cites information from Skype’s web site that supports our previous claim.
We also suggest that the confusion between Skype’s historical service and its emerging one illustrates a pitfall of premature regulation. The regulations that the FCC contempl