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An Analysis of the State of Competition in Long-Distance Telephone Markets


  • Taylor, William E
  • Zona, J Douglas


In this paper, we examine seven indicia of the effect of regulated competition in long-distance telecommunications. The evidence we have examined suggests that regulation or the threat of antitrust intervention are the major factors which constrain AT&T's prices to small customers. We conclude that small customers have yet to enjoy the full benefits of competition in long distance. Copyright 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Taylor, William E & Zona, J Douglas, 1997. "An Analysis of the State of Competition in Long-Distance Telephone Markets," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 227-255, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:11:y:1997:i:3:p:227-55

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