ISBN-10:
0815715919
ISBN-13:
9780815715917
Pub. Date:
10/15/2002
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Broadband: Should We Regulate High-Speed Internet Access?

Broadband: Should We Regulate High-Speed Internet Access?

by Robert W. Crandall, James H. Alleman
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ISBN-13: 9780815715917
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 10/15/2002
Series: AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies
Edition description: Paperback Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert W. Crandall is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, where his research has focused on telecommunications and cable television regulation, industrial organization and policy, and the changing regional structure of the U.S. economy. His previous books include Broadband: Should We Regulate Internet Access? (Brookings, 2002), Telecommunications Liberalization on Two Sides of the Atlantic (Brookings, 2001) and Who Pays for Universal Service? (Brookings, 2000). James H. Alleman is director of research at the Columbia Institute of Tele-Information, and a visiting associate professor in the Columbia Business School, on leave from the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Department at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Broadband Mysteries9
3The Demand for Bandwidth: Evidence from the INDEX Project39
4The Demand for Broadband: Access, Content, and the Value of Time57
5Wired High-Speed Access83
6From 2G to 3G: Wireless Competition for Internet-Related Services106
7Internet-Related Services: The Results of Asymmetric Regulation129
8Competition and Regulation in Broadband Communications157
9Regulation and Vertical Integration in Broadband Access Supply197
10Broadband Deployment: Is Policy in the Way?223
11The Financial Effects of Broadband Regulation245
12Subsidies, the Value of Broadband, and the Importance of Fixed Costs278
13The Benefits of Broadband and the Effect of Regulation295
Contributors331
Index333

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