Telecommunications Policy

International price comparisons: An area of further research

The keen interest by politicians, regulators, and competition authorities in international price rankings has sparked a series of management consultancies to produce regularly studies that purport to compare and rank prices for mo

IPTV vs. emerging video services: Dilemma of telcos to upgrade the broadband

IPTV is an important tool to change business structures and move beyond subscription-based business models for telecom operators.

Testing the economics of the net neutrality debate

This paper examines the impacts of net neutrality rule changes in the United States in 2010, 2015, and 2017 on telecommunication industry investment levels.

The persistence of broadband user behavior: Implications for universal service and competition policy

In several markets, firms compete not for consumer expenditure but consumer attention.

Can competition-enhancing regulation bridge the quality divide in Internet provision?

There is a growing divide in Internet quality of service (QoS) between developed and developing countries.

The FCC's rural infrastructure auction: What is hidden in the weeds?

Examines reverse auction designed by the Federal Communications Commission to fund deployment of broadband infrastructure in high-cost, mainly rural areas.

Who replies to consultations, and what do they say? The case of broadband universal service in the UK

Over the last decade or so, access to broadband services has become increasingly important.

Disclaiming responsibility: How platforms deadlocked the Federal Election Commission's efforts to regulate digital political advertising

Digital advertisements used to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election lacked disclaimers stating who paid for them.