100 Years of Telecommunications Regulation: The Changing Paradigm
Erhvervsretlige emner 1917-2017, Juridisk Institut, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), DJØF 2017, ISBN 978-87-574-4015-7
16 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 14, 2017
This paper is a short overview of the changing paradigm of telecommunications regulation in both the EU and the US. The paper identifies three main regulatory paradigms: the 'natural monopoly' in the early days of the last century, the great liberalisation in the second half of 20th century and a move towards full competition in more recent years. The paper argues that 'natural monopoly' was a political and regulatory choice rather than a necessity and asserts that its use may have caused difficulties which are felt to this day.
Keywords: telecommunications, electronic communications, EU
JEL Classification: K2
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