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The impact of competition and technology on telecommunications regulation: call for further research on regulatory procedures and the convergence of wireless, wireline, and cable

Irene Wu (Assistant Chief, Regional and Industry Analysis, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, USA)
Roxanne McElvane (Senior Counselor, International Development, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, USA)
Anita Dey (Regional Specialist for Asia, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, USA)
Kiran Duwadi (Senior Economist, Regional and Industry Analysis, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, USA)

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ISSN: 1463-6697

Publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

Discussions between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and communications policy makers and regulators in other countries have gleaned several clusters of issues where further research would directly benefit them. Recently, there have been two notable shifts. First, as the acceptance of the competition model over the monopoly model for telecommunications markets takes deep effect in regulators all over the world, questions regarding process and procedure for regulation are becoming ever more urgent. This paper discusses current questions regarding decision making, enforcement, and understanding consumer issues that arise often in the FCC's discussions with other regulators. Second, technological change is potentially shifting market definitions. In the FCC's discussion with other regulators over the last two years, the overlap of wireline telecom, wireless telecom and cable television has become more pronounced.

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Wu, I., McElvane, R., Dey, A. and Duwadi, K. (2004), "The impact of competition and technology on telecommunications regulation: call for further research on regulatory procedures and the convergence of wireless, wireline, and cable", info, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 225-233. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690410699808

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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