Are Government-Owned Networks Abusing Market Power in the Set-Top Box Market? A Review of Rates

Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 16-03

5 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2016

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

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Date Written: April 14, 2016

Abstract

In this Perspective, I address the relationship of set-top box prices to costs by asking what the government would charge for a set-top box. To do so, I look at set-top box prices actually charged by government-owned and operated video systems. In many places across the country, the government is in the business of leasing set-top boxes for television services through municipally-owned and operated communications networks.

Keywords: Set-top box, Cable Television, CATV, Federal Communications Commission, Regulation, Telecommunications, Converter Box

JEL Classification: L96

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Are Government-Owned Networks Abusing Market Power in the Set-Top Box Market? A Review of Rates (April 14, 2016). Phoenix Center Perspectives No. 16-03 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2837291

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