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A review of universal-service policy

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  • Hultkrantz, Lars

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    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

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In some countries, like Sweden, regulatory reform of monopoly industries such as telecom and mail went ahead without much consideration to how competition would affect the universal provision of services. This paper reviews issues that ought to be considered in the process of shaping a universal-service policy that is conform to market competition.

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Paper provided by Örebro University, School of Business in its series Working Papers with number 2005:5.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 07 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2005_005

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Keywords: auctions; regulation; telecom; rail; mail;

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