Negotiating for Improved Interconnection: The Incentives to Bargain
January 1982 (Issued)
Roy Morris and Robert Preece. OSP Working Paper 7 (Apr 1982) addresses the issue of determining the types and quality of interconnection between local telephone companies and other telecommunications firms. The authors argue that,...
Deregulating Personal and Amateur Radio
August 1981 (Issued)
Alex Felker and James Brown. OSP Working Paper 6 (Aug 1981) calls for much greater flexibility in the regulation of personal radio. The authors argue that such flexibility can be an important contributor to the achievement of personal...
Economics and Telecommunications Privacy: A Framework for Analysis
December 1980 (Issued)
James Brown and Kenneth Gordon. OSP Working Paper 5 (Dec 1980) gives an overview of privacy, particularly as related to telecommunications policy, from an economic perspective. The authors review the economic rationale for...
Reforming Regulatory Policy for Private Line Telecommunications Services: Implications for Market Performance
December 1980 (Issued)
Jerry Duvall and Michael Pelcovits. OSP Working Paper 4 (Dec 1980) presents a regulatory proposal for transitional telecommunications markets with emphasis on AT&T's private line service (PLS) market. The authors assume the...
Speech Bandwidth Reduction
November 1980 (Issued)
Philip Gieseler and John O'Neal. OSP Working Paper 3 (Nov 1980) reviews the technologies for speech bandwidth compression that were current and state of the art in 1980. The authors conclude that those techniques for significantly...
Frequency Spectrum Deregulation Alternatives
October 1980 (Issued)
Douglas Webbink. OSP Working Paper 2 (Oct 1980) reviews those economic concepts known as “spectrum deregulation” or “spectrum economics.” These concepts have been contentious issues, Webbink observes, because many licensees are...
Social Objectives and Competition in Common Carrier Communication: Incompatible or Inseparable?
April 1980 (Issued)
Nina Cornell, Daniel Kelley, and Peter Greenhalgh. OSP Working Paper 1 (Apr 1980) argues not only that increased competition in the common carrier communications industry is compatible with the achievement of social goals but, also, that...
FCC Working Papers
FCC working papers are intended to stimulate discussion and critical comment on communications issues.