Most-Favored Customers in the Cable Industry
September 1, 2002
Nodir Adilov and Peter Alexander. Media Bureau Staff Research Paper 2002-14 (Sept 2002) explores the implications of most-favored-customer clauses in the cable industry. Adilov (Economics Dept., Cornell Univ.) and Alexander (FCC...
The Potential Relevance to the United States of the European Union's Newly Adopted Regulatory Framework for Telecommunications
July 1, 2002
Scott Marcus. OSP Working Paper 36 (July 2002) examines the European Union’s telecommunications regulatory framework that was adopted in March 2002 to address, among other objectives, the potential and actual abuses of market power....
Horizontal Concentration in the Cable Television Industry: An Experimental Analysis
June 1, 2002
Mark Bykowsky, Anthony Kwasnica, and William Sharkey. OSP Working Paper 35 (July 2002) employs economic theory and experimental economics to shed light on the effect of changes in horizontal concentration among cable operators on the flow...
Bill and Keep at the Central Office As the Efficient Interconnection Regime
December 1, 2000
Patrick DeGraba. OSP Working Paper 33 (Dec 2000) proposes new ways of analyzing inter-carrier compensation given the significant problems facing existing interconnection regimes as competition and new technologies are introduced. ...
A Competitively Neutral Approach to Network Interconnection
December 1, 2000
Jay Atkinson and Christopher Barnekov. OSP Working Paper 34 (Dec 2000) develops a consistent, competitively neutral regulatory regime for interconnection between telecommunications networks. It proposes a default "bill and keep"...
The Digital Handshake: Connecting Internet Backbones
September 1, 2000
Michael Kende. OSP Working Paper 32 (Sept 2000) examines the interconnection arrangements between Internet backbone providers that lead to the universal connectivity that characterizes the Internet. Since its commercialization in...
The FCC and the Unregulation of the Internet
July 1, 1999
Jason Oxman. OSP Working Paper 31 (July 1999) argues that, although the FCC has a role to play in regulating the underlying communications services over which the unregulated Internet travels, it should allow the marketplace to pick the...
Internet Over Cable: Defining the Future In Terms of the Past
August 1, 1998
Barbara Esbin. OSP Working Paper 30 (Aug 1998) discusses several difficult legal and policy issues that arise because Internet-based services do not fit easily into the longstanding classifications for communications services under...
Digital Tornado: The Internet and Telecommunications Policy
March 1, 1997
Kevin Werbach. OSP Working Paper 29 (Mar 1997) considers a number of questions the Internet poses for traditional communications policy. Werbach's central theme is that the FCC and other government agencies should seek to limit...
Changing Channels: Voluntary Reallocation of UHF Television Spectrum
November 1, 1992
Evan Kwerel and John Williams. OSP Working Paper 27 (Nov 1992) estimates that the voluntary reallocation of a single UHF television channel in Los Angeles from broadcasting operations to a third cellular telephone system would likely...