Telephone Services Journal of Economics Management Strategy, vol. An imputation rule constrains a dominant carrier to sell a service (or component of service) to competitors at the same price it sells to itself or its affiliate. By Nicholas Economides september 1998, abstract, this paper analyzes the effects on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Act on US telecommunications markets and is based 1920s and 1930s Decades in Contrast on my forthcoming book with the same title. Then, the ilec could easily skirt the imputation rule. About 94 of all.S. Regulation was imposed to protect consumers from monopolistic abuses. In short, administratively, ecpr-based prices are unworkable and unlikely to last. The Act orders: Pricing of interconnection or unbundled network elements 252(d 1) A) shall be (i) based on the cost (determined without reference to a rate-of-return or other rate-based proceeding) of providing the interconnection or network element (whichever is applicable and (ii) nondiscriminatory, and (B). With this date now imminent, cable rate regulation may soon reappear as a policy issue. Economides, Nicholas, (1998a "The Incentive for Non-Price Discrimination by an Input Monopolist International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. Apart from deciding that access charges should be assessed through a combination of flat charges and per minute charges, the FCC has not done much about the actual levels of those charges.
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Economides and White (1995, 1998) show that, for a wide range of parameters, the allocative efficiency losses of the application of ecpr are higher than the productive efficiency losses that would result if an inefficient entrant entered when the ecpr was not applied. The FCC concluded that the market opening requirements of section 251 applied to advanced services such as DSL, and that the FCC lacked authority to dispense with those requirements, even in the interest of spurring deployment of advanced services. Webb, Malcolm, (1998 "Telecommunications Law and Regulation in New Zealand mimeo. Origination and termination of calls are extremely lucrative services. A number of suits by competitors for anti-competitive actions of tcnz are in courts, awaiting the very slow adjudication process. Historically, attaining the goal of the universal service has focused on keeping basic local exchange telephone service rates low. Universal Service Subsidies Should be Narrowly Targeted As a general rule, universal service funds should be targeted to those customers who, in the absence of a subsidy, would not have subscribed or would have dropped off the public switched network.
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