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IU Bloomington

Barbara Cherry

The Media School

Expert Bio

Barbara A. Cherry is a professor in The Media School at Indiana University. Her research focuses on deregulatory policies, governance structures and international analyses of infrastructure industries; and reflects interdisciplinary academic background integrated with policy-making experience. She has held positions at the FCC, the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at Michigan State University, Ameritech and AT&T.

Cherry holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from Northwestern University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master of Arts in economics and law from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

Public policy, communications policy, telecommunications deregulation, internet regulation, network neutrality, broadband, universal service, public utility law, law and economics, governance structures, international comparative analysis, corporate power, complexity theory.

Other Information

“The network neutrality battle is about common carriage functionality – the monopoly argument is a false distraction”: