The Economics of the Supreme Court's Decision on Forward Looking Costs

10 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2002

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Gregory L. Rosston

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Roger G. Noll

Stanford University - Department of Economics

Abstract

In May 2002, the Supreme Court upheld the rules promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement provisions in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the Act) regarding mandatory resale of the components of local telephone networks. This article explains the background of the forward-looking pricing rules adopted by the FCC, the economic rational for their use, and the implications of the Court's ruling for the future of local telecommunications competition.

Keywords: Telecommunications, TELRIC, pricing, Verizon v FCC

JEL Classification: L4, L5, L9, K2

Suggested Citation

Rosston, Gregory L. and Noll, Roger G., The Economics of the Supreme Court's Decision on Forward Looking Costs. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=327041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.327041

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