Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Rob Frieden


This article takes an in-depth look at the clash between "Bellhead" and "Nethead" cultures in the complex world of internet access pricing and cost recovery schemes. In examining Bellhead business models, Rob Frieden identifies what constitutes reasonable price discrimination and what represents unfair trade practice. This article concludes that most Bellhead cost recovery models are lawful even though they will actually be a reduction in perceived value proposition for most consumers.