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This morning, in a WIRED opinion piece, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote, "This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression."

Professor Ben Hermalin is an economist at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business who studies net neutrality and network congestion.He is available to speak with reporters covering the net neutrality debate and proposed new rules.

Contact Ben Hermalin:Email: [email protected] Office Phone: 510-642-7575

Prof. Hermalin's research includes:The Economics of Net NeutralityThe Strategic Use of Download Limits by a Monopoly Platform