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Internet, lies and telephony


  • Cawley, Richard A


Despite warnings that Europe has been falling behind in its use and exploitation of information technologies, many policymakers there have been slow to comprehend the full potential of Internet and related developments. Some wish to tax it, while others have yet to realise the substantial impact it will have on many economic sectors or have failed to see the links between telecommunications liberalisation, pricing reform and Internet growth. This article argues that Internet, among other things, can provide a transition path for the incremental but demanddriven upgrade of telecommunications local access capacity and speed (in contrast to the earlier narrowband to fibre broadband supply-side vision). It also examines the endogenous relationship between Internet development and telecommunications pricing reform.

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  • Cawley, Richard A, 1997. "Internet, lies and telephony," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 513-532, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:21:y:1997:i:6:p:513-532

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    1. Nicoletta Corrocher, 2003. "L'industria dei servizi Internet: dinamiche settoriali di innovazione in Italia e nel Regno Unito," L'industria, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 249-280.
    2. Cecere, Grazia, 2012. "Creative and adaptive responses in technological change," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 60396, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
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