Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

The Crisis in Telecommunications Carrier Liability

Historical Regulatory Flaws and Recommended Reform

Authors: Cherry, Barbara A.

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My curiosity with the economic efficiency and social benefits of provisions used by telecommunications carriers to limit their liability to customers for damages arising from service interruptions and network outages is a longstanding one. It began with the changing state regulatory environments in the late 1980's while representing AT&T as an attorney before numerous state legislatures in the Midwest. As telecommunications carriers faced the ramifications of deregulation, several legal consequences came to the fore. One important consequence was the impact of changing regulatory rules and requirements on the carriers' abilities to continue to limit their liability for damages to customers in a non-tariffed world. As a result, one of my responsibilities while employed by AT&T was to syek legislative relief in some state jurisdictions which would enable the continued use of limited liability provisions notwithstanding other deregulatory developments in the industry. In my capacity as an attorney, I succeeded in this task in the few jurisdictions for which I was given the charge. However, as an economist, these efforts piqued my interest regarding the economic effects of such limited liability provisions on consumer interests. What liability rules for the industry would really better serve general societal interests? As my career evolved, which involved returning to graduate school to pursue my Ph. D. and becoming the Director of Public Policy Studies at Ameritech, I had the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in telecommunications policy issues.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Crisis in Telecommunications Carrier Liability
Book Subtitle
Historical Regulatory Flaws and Recommended Reform
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Series Volume
32
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4993-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4993-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8512-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7267-7
Series ISSN
2730-7468
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 131
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