Telecommunications Policy for the 1990s and Beyond

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M.E. Sharpe, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 435 pages
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This book analyzes the development of the telecommunications industry since the AT&T divestiture. The reference work examines the technological revitalization of the telecommunications industry from the perspective of global markets and from these trends considers the implications for regulatory policy in the future.
  

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Contents

TELECOMMUNICATIONS THE NEW BEGINNING
1
B The Postwar Period
2
AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC POLICY ASSESSMENT
6
B Market Theory and Pricing
8
2 Competition and Social Welfare
10
3 Workable Competition
12
5 Monopoly
15
6 Monopolistic Competition
17
3 Intraoffice Systems
207
4 Multitech Systems
209
3 Strategic Responses to Bypass
212
b Relaxation of Public Policy Constraints
214
c Improving Service Capabilities
215
An Overview
217
2 Prospective Bypass
224
BRI ANALYSIS OF POST DIVESTITURE BYPASS STUDIES
230

7 Oligopoly
18
C Applicability of the Economics of Industrial Organization
22
2 Market Power Analysis
24
D Market Theory in Perspective
28
E Goals and Objectives of Governmental Intervention
29
F Rationales for Regulating Public Utilities
32
2 Natural Monopoly and the Control of Monopoly Power
34
3 Other Rationales for Regulation
43
b Theory of the Status Quo
44
e Arbitration Theories
45
2 The Foundations of Antitrust
47
b Significance
50
b Cartelization
52
d Tying Arrangements
53
e Requirements and Exclusive Dealing Contracts
54
f Federal Trade Commission
55
g Significance
56
6 Performance Factors
58
8 Antitrust Policy in Perspective
59
9 Performance of the Antitrust Laws
60
SOME BASIC CONCEPTS
63
TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT AND PARAMETERS
74
b Emergence of Telephony and the New Industry Structure
75
c Evolving Governmental Policy Toward Telecommunications
76
d The Changing Fortunes of Telegraphy and Telephony
77
b Economic Perspective
79
c Customer Perspective
80
d Policy Perspective
81
B Bases for Policy Redirection and Competitive Entry
84
3 FCC Policy Changes
85
4 The FCCs Computer Inquiry II Solution
87
Potential Alleged and Actual
92
The New Beginning
94
2 Recent Public Actions
95
b States
99
c Congress and the Courts
100
d Executive Agencies
101
e Industry and Consumers
102
Tradeoffs Primacy and Other Complications
103
b Jurisdictional Conflicts and Other Complexities
105
4 The Bell Transformation
106
APPLICATION OF POLICY ALTERNATIVES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
123
C The Bell System Divestiture
125
D Nontraditional Policy Alternatives
131
3 Incentive Regulation
136
4 Rate Stabilization
137
5 Deregulation
138
6 Separate Subsidiaries
142
a Federal Communications Commission
143
b The Courts
147
c US Congress
149
7 Policy Constraints
151
8 General Observations
153
NETWORK TECHNOLOGICAL REVTTALIZATION
158
B The Local Network
159
C The Economics of Technological Advancements
163
2 Operating Costs
166
3 Fixed Cost Facilities
169
Transmission
173
a Fiber in the Local Loop
176
b Cost of Transmission Media
177
2 Radio Based Transmission
183
3 Additional Options
185
E New Technology Deployment
187
THE EVOLUTION OF BYPASS
195
2 Types of Bypass
197
B The Development of Bypass
200
2 Impetus for Bypass
201
Available Technologies
203
2 Cable Based Systems
206
B Other Bypass Evidence
234
1 Local Exchange Company Studies
235
2 NonExchange Company Studies
237
C Monitoring Studies of RBOCs
239
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICES
252
1 Service Providers
253
2 Interexchange Market Structure
265
B A Services View of Telecommunications
269
a Yellow Pages
276
b Centrex
278
c Payphone
281
2 Opportunities in Emerging Markets
282
a Cellular
283
b Local Area Networks LANs
288
c Shared Tenant Services STS
291
d Very Small Aperture Terminal VSAT
294
e Software Defined Network SDN
296
3 Offerings Nascent to the Information Age
297
a ISDN
300
b ISDN Services
305
2 ISDNBased LANs
306
3 Electronic Mail
307
4 Packet Switching
308
c Near Term Outlook for ISDN
310
LIST OF TARIFF SERVICES
313
OTHER DIMENSIONS OF INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
317
B Conditions in Foreign Markets
319
b Policy and Regulatory Changes
329
c Customer Premises Equipment CPE
331
d Value Added Networks VANs
333
2 Individual Countries
335
b Austria
336
c Belgium
337
d Canada
338
e China
339
f Denmark
340
g France
341
h Germany FRG
342
i Italy
343
k Spain
345
l United Kingdom
346
C ISDN in Foreign Markets
349
1 Japan
350
2 France
351
3 West Germany
353
5 United Kingdom
355
INDUSTRY TRENDS POLICY ISSUES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
359
B New System of Access Charges ONA Collocation
371
C Deregulation of All But Basic Services in the States
373
D Stand Alone Costing
374
E PhaseOut of MFJ Restrictions
381
F Divestiture of the RBOC Local Exchange Pipes
383
G Price Based Regulation of Dominant Carriers
384
PROPOSED BELL COMPANY OPEN NETWORK ARCHITECTURE ONA PLANS
390
LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER TRENDS FINANCIAL
402
A Ameritech
408
B Bell Atlantic
411
C BellSouth
413
D NYNEX
415
E Pacific Telesis Group
417
F Southwestern Bell
418
G U S WEST
420
H GTE
422
I Southern New England Telecommunications
423
K Contel
424
L United Telecom
425
INDEX
427
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
436
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