Does the Residential Broadband Market Need Fixing?

Does the Residential Broadband Market Need Fixing?

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Original publisher: [Washington, D.C.]: Congress of the United States, Congressional Budget Office, [2003] OCLC Number: (OCoLC)71353365 Subject: Broadband communication systems -- United States. Excerpt: ...DOES THE RESIDENTIAL BROADBAND MARKET NEED FIXING? xiii Summary Table 2. Investment by Regional Bell Operating Companies ( Billions of dollars ) 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Investment Structures and equipment 19.7 20.0 20.2 27.5 35.7 32.4 0.2 0.1 0 n.a. n.a. Research and development 0.2 Total 19.9 20.2 20.3 27.5 35.7 32.4 Memorandum: Operating Revenues 78.7 80.4 86.0 90.4 109.2 108.7 Total Investment as a Percentage of Operating Revenues 25.3 25.1 23.6 30.4 32.7 29.9 Source: Congressional Budget Office using data from Federal Communications Commission, Statistics of Communications Common Carriers ( various years ). Note: n.a. = not available. phone and cable companies to compete more vigor-providers but now has four to six competitors in every ously in the broadband market. As of December 2002, major market in the country. ) Systematic data on competitive providers in the telephone service mar-broadband prices are sparse; however, existing infor-ket - which in many cases include the same cable tele-mation suggests that although DSL service providers vision companies that compete with the phone com-have dropped their prices slightly ( once rebates and panies in the broadband market - accounted for other special offers are taken into account ), cable pro-10 percent of all residential telephone lines and viders have raised theirs to match the initially higher 13 percent of all telephone lines nationwide. New DSL rates. Recently, some of the largest DSL provid-competitors have also entered the core markets of ca-ers, including Verizon and SBC, lowered their prices ble television providers. From June 1998 to June to levels substantially below those of several of their 2002, the number of households that received multi-major cable competitors. That move has n...Excerpt: ...DOES THE RESIDENTIAL BROADBAND MARKET NEED FIXING? xiii Summary Table 2.


Title:Does the Residential Broadband Market Need Fixing?
Author: U.S. Government
Publisher:Books LLC - 2011-10
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