Evidence-based tech policy at Aalborg University-Denmark, President Elect Transition Team-FCC
Roslyn Layton, PhD, promotes evidence-based policy for information & communications technologies. She is a based the Center for Communication, Media, and Information Technologies (CMI) at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Internet, Communication & Technology at the American Enterprise Institute. She served on the President Elect Transition Team for the Federal Communications Commission in the USA. Roslyn is also Vice President of Strand Consult in Denmark, an independent company providing strategic research on the mobile telecom industry. Prior to academe, Roslyn worked in the information technology (IT) industry industry. She was a business development executive for TCS Innovation Labs in Hyderabad, India. She managed a leading digital advertising agency for Coremetrics IBM in San Mateo, CA.
Roslyn’s holds a PhD in Business Economics from the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University in Denmark. Her doctoral thesis investigated the empirical outcome of net neutrality across 53 countries, measuring the impact of different types of rules on the level of innovation by edge providers. She earned the OneMBA in partnership with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Masters of Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management where she was awarded the Wall Street Journal Europe Women in Business Scholarship. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of International Service at the American University in Washington D.C. with a focus on economics and Japanese studies in partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. She has studied Japanese, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, and French.
The ability to offer a price is itself a form of communication, if not of speech. The freedom to differentiate product, service and price is at the heart of a market economy. Courts in Netherlands, Sweden, and Slovenia have struck down restrictions on zero rating. For the most part, the world's telecom regulators are permissive, if not encouraging, of a practice that creates competition and allows different people to meet their needs at different price points. The CRTC is going in the opposite direction of the world's telecom regulators; it seems to believe that it knows better than the user herself.