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A new future for telecommunications policy: Learning from past mistakes

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November 2005 | EPI Working Paper #274

A new future for telecommunications policy

Learning from past mistakes

by Elliot Maxwell

This report uses the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to make the case for the urgent need to develop a new telecom policy paradigm.  Maxwell suggests that broadband offers opportunities to expand services, applications, and content, but is hampered by outdated regulations.  He outlines possibilities for a new model of regulations that fosters competition in all layers and encourages entry and investment, while making technology available to the underserved and in rural areas.

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