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Interconnection and the Internet : Selected Papers from the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference - Gregory L. Rosston

Interconnection and the Internet

Selected Papers from the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

By: Gregory L. Rosston (Editor), David Waterman (Editor)


Published: 13th October 1997
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The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Federal Communications Commission's Local Competition Order are just two examples of the continuing monumental and far-reaching changes occurring throughout the telecommunications industry. At the 1996 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) -- an annual forum for dialogue among scholars and the policymaking community on a wide range of telecommunications issues -- leading industry and academic researchers presented results of their research and insights in key areas of activity, including:
*interconnection and competition;
*Internet growth and commerce;
*Internet regulation and control; and
*the political economy of telecommunications regulation.
The best of the 1996 TPRC papers are included here, representing the forefront of research in the telecommunications industry. The third in an annual LEA series of volumes based on this important conference, this collection reflects the rapid economic, technological, and social development of telecommunications. It also reflects the current state of research thinking on this issue and provides a foundation for further telecommunications policy analysis.

Authorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface David Waterman Indiana Universityp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Editorsp. xxi
Interconnection and Competitionp. xxiii
Local Competition Policy Maneuversp. 1
Economic Efficiency, Public Policy, and the Pricing of Network Interconnection Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 15
Telecommunications Pricing and Competitionp. 33
Spectrum Sharing Without Licenses: Opportunities and Dangersp. 49
Internet Growth and Commercep. 77
Motivations for and Barriers to Internet Usage: Results of a National Public Opinion Surveyp. 79
Combining Sender and Receiver Payments in the Internetp. 95
Evaluating and Selecting Digital Payment Mechanismsp. 113
The Social Impact of Electronic Moneyp. 135
Electronic Substitution in the Household-Level Demand for Postal Delivery Servicesp. 155
Internet Regulation and Controlp. 181
Can and Should the FCC Regulate Internet Telephony?p. 183
Bedrooms, Barrooms, and Boardrooms on the Internetp. 205
Rating the Netp. 225
Telecommunications and Politicsp. 243
Bell Had a Hammer: Using the First Amendment to Beat Down Entry Barriersp. 245
Voting on Prices: The Political Economy of Regulationp. 275
Restructuring the Telecommunications Sector in Developing Regions: Lessons from Southeast Asiap. 301
Author Indexp. 317
Subject Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780805828481
ISBN-10: 0805828486
Series: LEA Telecommunications Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 13th October 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1