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By Robert W. Crandall, James H. Alleman

Offering a state of the art research of the economics of broadband, researchers and students give a contribution essays with different and occasionally opposing perspectives on how you can keep an eye on high-speed web provider. Alleman (Columbia Institute of Tele-information) and Crandall (economic experiences, Brookings establishment) edit 12 essays with themes together with the call for for bandwidth: facts from the INDEX venture; pageant and law in broadband communications; and the monetary results of broadband rules

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2001e. Industry Analysis Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Local Telephone Competition: Status as of December 31, 2000. ———. 2002a. High-Speed Access to the Internet over Cable and Other Facilities. GN Docket 00-185. CS Docket 02-52. ———. 2002b. Appropriate Framework for Broadband Access to the Internet over WireLine Facilities. CC Docket 02-33. Federal Highway Administration. 1999. Connecting America: 1999 Report to the Nation. FHWA-HCM-00-002. GAO (General Accounting Office). 2001. Characteristics and Choices of Internet Users.

47 Finally, overlying the specific disputes involving access to local loops and Internet service providers’ access to digital cable systems, there is a broader and increasingly frantic industrywide focus on promotion of broadband by any means, spurred by the hope that the availability of such transmission capacity will be accompanied by the development of new products that are attractive to consumers. If successful, this would address two major industry problems: finding ways to absorb the huge quantities of redundant backbone capacity created during the technology stock bubble; and reinvigorating the flagging residential demand for personal computers and related electronic equipment.

51 —The (first) dissolution of AT&T. A federal judge agreed in 1982 that AT&T, then the owner of “bottleneck” local telephone companies, had the incentive and ability to use, and had used, that control to block entry by firms seeking to compete with AT&T’s long-distance division and AT&T’s equipment manufacturing division. 52 (Today, in its disputes with the 48. National Cable and Telecommunications Association v. Gulf Power Company, 122 S. Ct. 782, 788 (2002). 49. FCC (2002a, 2002b). 50. Office of Telecommunications Policy (1974).

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