Deregulating Telecommunications critically examines the transition from monopoly to competition in the U.S. and Canadian telecommunications industries. Accessibly written with a minimum of technical language, this thorough yet concise book looks at the history of the telephone industry, its regulation, and over a century of related public policy. Featured are discussions of the roles of public sector institutions, private sector actors, and processes and policies concerning rates, subsidies, licensing, and rules governing interconnection of networks, among other key issues. This valuable comparative analysis shows the U.S. influence on Canadian policy, offers insights on the policymaking processes in both countries, and moves us toward a better critical understanding of the contemporary telecommunications environment.
Author Biography: Kevin G. Wilson is professor of communications at TŽlŽ-universitŽ, the distance learning university of the UniversitŽ du QuŽbec.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Kevin G. Wilson is professor of communications at TZlZ-universitZ, the distance learning university of the Université du Québec.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 General Introduction Part 2 Part I: From Competition to Monopoly: The Consolidation and Regulation of U.S. and Canadian Telecommunications (1846-1946) Chapter 3 Introduction to Part I Chapter 4 Telegraph and Telephone: The Birth and Consolidation of the U.S. Telecommunications Industry (1840-1936) Chapter 5 Telegraph and Telephone: Building the Canadian Telecommunications Mosaic (1846-1946) Chapter 6 The Regulation of the Telephone Industry As a Public Utility: History, Theory, and Practice Chapter 7 Conclusion to Part I Part 8 Part II: From Monopoly to Competition: The Deregulation of U.S. and Canadian Telecommunications (1946-1997) Chapter 9 Introduction to Part II Chapter 10 The Power of Ideas: The Beginning of the End of Monopoly in Telecommunications Chapter 11 Step By Step toward Deregulation in the United States Chapter 12 Local Network Competition and the Deregulation of Enhanced Services in the United States Chapter 13 The Canadian Approach to Deregulation Chapter 14 From Enhanced Services to Local Network Competition: The Canadian Approach Chapter 15 Conclusion to Part II Chapter 16 General Conclusion Chapter 17 Bibliography