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Tech Bulletin #27: April 2, 2003

U.S. Telecom Deregulation: Lessons for the Next Market Revolution

Jonathan Aronson (Professor, University of Southern California)

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The U.S. used a market driven approach to telecom policy to develop information technology industry. The U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996 made some mistaken assumptions about technology development. But, the U.S. will try to stimulate new innovations through reforms of spectrum policy that will enable new communications and information technologies. Pro-competition policies will remain a key part of the U.S. strategy but focus will be on different parts of the new network's structure. This will post important challenges for policy in Japan, Korea and other countries.Key priority issues at the FCC include broadband deployment, competition policy, spectrum allocation, media ownership, digital television and Homeland Security.

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