IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Financing Universal Access In The Telephone Network


  • Glenn Jenkins

    () (Queen's University, Kingston, On, Canada)



This paper examines the issue of financing the social goal of universal access to the telephone network. There are many feasible methods of financing the subsidies involved. We show that alternative financing schemes differ in terms of their economic efficiency, equity, political attractiveness, and administrative feasibility. As a consequence, tradeoffs among these characteristics must be made in choosing a financial mechanism to achieve a given social goal; financing schemes appropriate in some circumstances may be inappropriate in others.

Suggested Citation

  • Glenn Jenkins & MALCOLM GILLIS & JIM LEITZEL, 1985. "Financing Universal Access In The Telephone Network," Development Discussion Papers 1985-03, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:66

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    telephone network; subsidies; financial methods;

    JEL classification:

    • H40 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:66. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Bahman Kashi). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.