Communications Deregulation and FCC Reform: Finishing the Job

Editors: Eisenach, Jeffrey, May, Randolph J. (Eds.)

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Communications markets have made much progress towards competition and deregulation in recent years. However, it is increasingly clear, in the age of the Internet and the digital revolution, that much more needs to be done, and that new approaches, both at the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress, will be required to complete the task. In this volume, the Progress and Freedom Foundation presents nine papers by communications policy experts and government policymakers that show how to finish the job of deregulating communications markets and reforming the FCC.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was a landmark piece of legislation for an industry moving from a monopoly orientation towards competition, but additional steps are needed to complete the process of implementing the pro-competitive, deregulatory vision of the act. Bringing together a group of the caliber represented in this book makes possible the best recommendations about the exact nature of those necessary changes. In this volume, the most difficult and politically-charged hot-button issues involving local and long distance competition, universal service, spectrum allocation, program content regulation, and the public interest doctrine are confronted head-on. As importantly, the authors recommend specific reform proposals to be considered by the Federal Communications Commission and Congress.
The ideas contained in the experts' essays were presented and debated at a conference hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation, which was held in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2000. The Progress & Freedom Foundation studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It conducts research in fields such as electronic commerce, telecommunications and the impact of the Internet on government, society and economic growth. It also studies issues such as the need to reform government regulation, especially in technology-intensive fields such as medical innovation, energy and environmental regulation.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Communications Deregulation And FCC Reform: Finishing The Job

    Eisenach, Jeffrey A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Great Digital Broadband Migration

    Powell, Michael K.

    Pages 11-19

  • Technology and Competition: A Five-Year Outlook for The Telecommunications Marketplace

    Eldering, Charles A.

    Pages 21-51

  • Local and Long Distance Competition: Replacing Regulation with Competition

    Crandall, Robert W.

    Pages 53-78

  • Reforming Universal Service One More Time

    Gordon, Kenneth

    Pages 79-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communications Deregulation and FCC Reform: Finishing the Job
Editors
  • Jeffrey Eisenach
  • Randolph J. May
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1521-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1521-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7453-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5595-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 235
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