Technology and Communications

Two concerns traditionally have been raised about large media enterprises. First, media oligopolies may raise prices to consumers and advertisers above competitive levels and reduce the choices for consumers seeking reliable information. This concern about market power cuts across all industries. The second concern is media-specific, namely society's political and cultural health is fostered by numerous, independent media, and excessive media concentration may threaten the public's access to important information or viewpoints. The AAI believes by supporting a competitive marketplace of ideas, competition agencies can, in turn, promote the objectives of competition generally.

For an overview of AAI's positions, read the Media chapter from AAI's report "The Next Antitrust Agenda."