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A Proposal to Promote Local Competition: The LoopCo Plan


  • Roy Morris

    (Capitol College)


The LoopCo Plan, which uses market mechanisms to promote competition, is the best approach to restructuring the telecommunications market, say its proponents, who object to the requirements and to-date implementation of the Telecommunications Act of l996. The local-loop's spin-off 's consumer and shareholder benefits are set forth, as well as its details, economics, benefits vs. alternatives, and the FCC's regulatory authority to carry it out.

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  • Roy Morris, 1998. "A Proposal to Promote Local Competition: The LoopCo Plan," Law and Economics 9807001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:9807001
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    telecommunications competition; regulation; LoopCo; Bell Operating Company; FCC; deregulation; market structure;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • L - Industrial Organization
    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • L4 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies
    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy

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