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Inter-Modal Competition and Telecommunications Policy in the United States

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  • Shelanski, Howard A.
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    This article discusses changes in the U.S. telecommunications market over the last decade and argues that increasing competitive substitution from wireless and internetbased communications has undermined the rationale for conventional monopoly regulation of incumbent local telephone carriers. The article suggests that the time is right to shift from a regime of a priori rules governing incumbent-form conduct to a regime of ex post competition enforcement.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2513.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2513

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    Keywords: telecommunications; inter-modal competition; regulation; competition policy;

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    Cited by:
    1. Jan Markendahl & Martin Johnsson, 2007. "Ambient networking and related business concepts as support for regulatory initiatives and competition," Netnomics, Springer, vol. 8(1), pages 105-121, October.
    2. Evens Salies & Jackie Krafft, 2008. "Why and how should innovative industries with high consumer switching costs be re-regulated ?," Sciences Po publications 2008-13, Sciences Po.
    3. repec:spo:wpecon:info:hdl:2441/6143 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Jackie Krafft & Evens Salies, 2008. "The cost of switching Internet providers in the broadband industry, or why ADSL has diffused faster than other innovative technologies: Evidence from the French case," Post-Print hal-00203512, HAL.
    5. Krafft, Jackie & Salies, Evens, 2008. "The diffusion of ADSL and costs of switching Internet providers in the broadband industry: Evidence from the French case," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 706-719, May.

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