NTIA Special Study Staff

Abstract: An analysis of issues in domestic telecommunications with recommendations for national policy. The report focuses on seven major areas: (1) development of technology; (2) structural and other constraints on the telecommunications industry; (3) prospects for long-term viability of interexchange competition; (4) Federal/state jurisdiction.al questions; (5) depreciation and capital recovery; ( 6) issues facing rural America; and (7) trade implications of domestic U.S. telecommunications policy decisions.

Keywords: telecommunications; telephone; AT&T divestiture; common carrier; consent decree; depreciation; long-distance; Modification of Final Judgement; rural; state regulation; trade

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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