Inter-Modal Competition and Telecommunications Policy in the United States

Communications & Strategies, No. 60, p. 15, 2005

23 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2007

Abstract

This article discusses changes in the U.S. telecommunications market over the last decade and argues that increasing competitive substitution from wireless and internetbased communications has undermined the rationale for conventional monopoly regulation of incumbent local telephone carriers. The article suggests that the time is right to shift from a regime of a priori rules governing incumbent-form conduct to a regime of ex post competition enforcement.

Keywords: telecommunications, inter-modal competition, regulation, competition policy

JEL Classification: L96, L51, L41, L43, D43, K21

Suggested Citation

Shelanski, Howard A., Inter-Modal Competition and Telecommunications Policy in the United States. Communications & Strategies, No. 60, p. 15, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978368

Howard A. Shelanski (Contact Author)

Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

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