Telecommunication Policy for the Information Age (Paperback)

From Monopoly to Competition

By Gerald W. Brock

Harvard University Press, 9780674873261, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

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Description

Gerald Brock develops a new theory of decentralized public decisionmaking and uses it to clarify the dramatic changes that have transformed the telecommunication industry from a heavily regulated monopoly to a set of market-oriented firms. He demonstrates how the decentralized decisionmaking process--whose apparent element of chaos has so often invited criticism--has actually made the United States a world leader in reforming telecommunication policy.