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Telecom Public Policy


Regulation

Alternative regulatory approaches
Degree of unbundling
Deregulation of billing and collection services
Deregulation of inside wire
Development of regulations for the introduction of competition into local markets
Development of rules for interexchange carriers
FCC monitoring reports
FCC Part 64
Impact of FCC policy changes
Implications of AT&T divestiture
Incentives under price cap regulation
Inflation adjustment
IntraLATA interconnection arrangements
Jurisdictional separations
LATA reconfigurations
Price cap index
Price cap proposals
Price cap regulation
Productivity adjustment to price cap index
Rate-of-return regulation
Regulated v. nonregulated operations
Restrictions and limitations on resold services
Rural exemptions
Subloop unbundling
Unbundling requirements

Competition

Anti-competitive pricing strategies
competition in intraLATA toll markets
Competitive implications
Competitive services
Competitive underpricing
Effects of competition on universal service
Enhancement of fair competition
Facilities-based versus retail competition
Impact of competition on rural communities
Implementation of intrastate toll competition
IntraLATA competition
Intrastate competition
Resale competition in U.S.



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Universal Service

High-cost funding mechanism
Maintenance of universal service
Reseller impact on universal service
Universal service fund

Market Characteristics

Customer impacts
Demand characteristics
Demand elasticity studies
Demographics
Economies of scale
Market power
Market shares
Overearnings
Public policy considerations
Quality of service
Role of resellers
Telecommunications infrastructure
Telecommunications market boundaries
WATS usage characteristics
xDSL facilities

Tariffs

Access tariff development
Detariffing of intraLATA service
Detariffing of private line services
Line connection tariffs
Tariff rebalancing
Unified interstate/intrastate access tariff
Universal Local Access Services tariff


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