Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Telecommunication Deregulation

Telecommunication Deregulation

Published March 10, 2010

This white paper (written by the Digital Policy Institute at Ball State) presents a discussion of the issues influencing research and policy in broadband accessibility, affordability, and quality, and efidence of the impact of regulatory changes to broadband telecommunications adoption rates in the United States.

The academic paper "Statewide Cable Franchising and Broadband Connections," is a complementary work examining broadband access via cable providers. The empirical issue posed is: Do the states that have adopted statewide cable franchising have higher growth rates in household and firm broadband connections than the states that have not adopted such provisions?

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Tags: technology and automation, media and communications, law and public policy

Authors: Cecil Bohanon, Michael J. Hicks