Ownership Structure of Cable Networks and Competition in Local Access
AbstractIn this paper, we discuss the role of cable television networks and their ownership structure in promoting competition in the local access market. First, we show that the dual ownership of a local telephone network and a cable network, compared with separate ownership, may increase or decrease incentives to invest in upgrading the cable television network. Second, we argue that separate ownership of the two networks is important to promote competition in local access.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Portuguese Competition Authority in its series Working Papers with number 09.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2005
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Publication status: Forthcoming in J.P. Choi ed., Recent Developments in Antitrust Analysis, MIT Press
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Cable Networks; Local Access; Competition;
Other versions of this item:
- Duarte Brito & Pedro Pereira, 2005. "Ownership Structure of Cable Networks and Competition in Local Access," Industrial Organization 0507002, EconWPA.
- L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation
- L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-04-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2006-04-22 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CSE-2006-04-22 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-MIC-2006-04-22 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-NET-2006-04-22 (Network Economics)
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