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Leveraging the EU regulatory framework to improve a layered policy model for US telecommunications markets


  • Mindel, Joshua L
  • Sicker, Douglas C.


What is the best way to overhaul the current telecommunications legislative framework in the United States? This is an ongoing debate among telecom policy analysts and many others affected by the legacy of regulatory compromises that govern US telecommunications (and related information and media) industry sectors. This paper compares a Layered Model for US telecommunications policy with the regulatory framework adopted by the European Union. Both approaches focus on service characteristics rather than underlying technological traits.1 It becomes clear that the Layered Model could be adopted to move away from sector-specific regulation, and could successfully use conventional market analysis criteria.

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  • Mindel, Joshua L & Sicker, Douglas C., 2006. "Leveraging the EU regulatory framework to improve a layered policy model for US telecommunications markets," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 136-148, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:30:y:2006:i:2:p:136-148

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    1. Lehr, William H. & Chapin, John M., 2010. "On the convergence of wired and wireless access network architectures," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 33-41, March.


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