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Who pays for universal service? : when telephone subsidies become transparent

Author: Robert W Crandall; Leonard Waverman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Who Pays for Universal Service? Robert W. Crandall and Leonard Waverman analyze the demand for residential telephone service, calling patterns, and telephone expenditures across a variety of developed countries, with detailed data for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Using these data, they have developed an estimate of the social cost of universal service policies for the United States, while  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Crandall; Leonard Waverman
ISBN: 0815716125 9780815716129 0815716117 9780815716112
OCLC Number: 42700082
Description: xiii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Universal service and telecommunications policy --
Telephone service versus other household services --
Who pays for telephone service? --
"Universal" service in other regulated sectors in the United States --
Household demand: monthly rates and "universal service" --
Costs and benefits of traditional universal service policies --
The 1996 U.S. Telecommunication Act and traditional universal service --
The new (new) universal service --
The need for a more focused policy.
Other Titles: When telephone subsidies become transparent
Responsibility: Robert W. Crandall, Leonard Waverman.

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In virtually every country, the price of residential access to the telephone network is kept low and cross-subsidized by business services, long distance calling, and various other telephone services.

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