OSP Working Paper 13 (Dec 1984) examines the impact of growth in competition in international telecommunications on the
Kwerel argues that Increased competition among
Kwerel concludes that, of the policy options he considers, the most promising is to promote competition among U.S. firms while strengthening the FCC's power to counter the resulting increase in market power accruing to foreign telecommunications authorities. One way of counteracting the loss of bargaining power of U.S. firms, he suggests, is by increasing the FCC's oversight of international accounting rate agreements. This option would require the foreign monopolies to satisfy a representative of overall U.S. interests while giving U.S. consumers a choice of providers.