Providing an authoritative perspective on the best current research regarding telecommunication policy, this book is based on the 22nd Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. The papers focus on the critical policy issues created by increasing competition in the industry. The book contains a careful analysis of local competition and interconnection, international competition, universal service issues, the Internet and emerging new methods of communication, and the first amendment problems created by changing telecommunication technology.
It brings together -- in a convenient form -- a wide range of important scholarship on telecommunication policy that otherwise would require extensive research into a variety of journals, government filings, and unpublished papers.
Table of Contents
Contents: P. Samuelson, Foreword. Part I:Introductory Material. G.W. Brock, Introduction. L.K. Ruiz, Pricing Strategies and Regulatory Effects in the U.S. Cellular Telecommunications Duopolies. N. Economides, C. Himmelberg, Critical Mass and Network Evolution in Telecommunications. Part II:Local Competition and Interconnection. R.G. Harris, G.L. Rosston, D.J. Teece, Competition in Local Telecommunications: Implications of Unbundling for Antitrust Policy. B. Mitchell, W. Neu, K-H. Neumann, I. Vogelsang, The Regulation of Pricing of Interconnection Services. R.L. Cimerman, G.J. Waldau, Local Exchange Competition: Alternative Models in Maryland. Part III:International Telecommunication. J. Haring, J.H. Rohlfs, H.M. Shooshan III, The U.S. Stake in Competitive Global Telecommunications. R.A. Cawley, The Changing Face of Transatlantic Telecommunications. J.M. Bauer, The Anatomy and Regulatory Repercussions of Global Telecommunications Strategies. Part IV:Universal Service. H. Sawhney, Universal Service: Prosaic Motives and Great Ideals. M. Mueller, Universal Service as an Appropriability Problem: A New Framework for Analysis. H.E. Hudson, Access to Telecommunications in the Developing World: Ten Years After the Maitland Report. Part V:The Internet and the NII. P. Srinagesh, Internet Cost Structures and Interconnection Agreements. M.S. Blumenthal, Realizing the Information Future: Technology, Economics, and the Open Data Network. P. Resnick, R. Zeckhauser, C. Avery, Roles for Electronic Brokers. Part VI:The First Amendment and Changing Technology. T.J. Brennan, Game Theory and the First Amendment: Strategic Considerations and Freedom of the Press. R. Corn-Revere, Lost on the Infobahn Without a Map: The Need for a Coherent First Amendment Approach.
"Sixteen papers, resulting from a conference held in October 1994, discuss the policy issues created by the transformation of telecommunication services around the world from a monopoly-oriented, government-dominated structure into a more market-oriented one."
—Journal of Economic Literature