Deregulation and Social Obligations: Universal Service, Access Pricing, and Competitive Dynamics in U.S. Telecommunications
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This case is aboutĀ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PUBLICATION DATE: February 15, 2002 PRODUCT #: 702038-HCB-ENG
Can flexibility coupled with the release of competitive elements be joined with ongoing social duties for example an obligation to serve? This note uses the encounter of U.S. telecommunications to exemplify the existence and influence of societal obligations. Recognizing these duties improves the comprehension of the factors associated with deregulation. This case concludes with a discourse on deregulation in telecom sector and how societal duties continue to play a part in determining regulatory answers.
Focuses exclusively on telecommunications, although the same points– that finding a means to continue to address these obligations in a more competitive environment is a major component of regulatory reforms and that societal obligations exist in industries that are regulated –apply to many other regulated businesses.