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Effects of Large Price Reductions on Toll and Carrier Access Demand in California

  • Timothy J. Tardiff
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Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 33)

Abstract

On January 1, 1995, services provided by local exchange carriers (LECs) in California were open to competition.1 The California Public Utilities Commission (1994) decision that ordered increased competition also restructured the LECs’ prices concurrently with allowing competition.2 While a large array of services was subject to repricing, the most important services were basic exchange access, intraLATA toll, and switched carrier access. The basic residential flat rate was increased from $8.35 to $11.25 for Pacific Bell and from $9.75 to $17.25 for GTE-California, toll prices were reduced by about 45 percent, and switched carrier access rates dropped by about 50 percent.

Keywords

Telecommunication Industry Toll Price Local Exchange Carrier California Public Utility Commission Access Demand 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Tardiff
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  1. 1.National Economic Research Association (NERA)UK

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