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CIRF Publications

 

CIRF publications are a direct result of joint partnerships of government and industry leaders.  These partnerships produce real-time direction and results.  

 

CIRF has five series of publications:

Advanced Technology Deployment, Industry Convergence,

Universal Service, Wireless, and Surveys.

 

 
 
   

 

 

The New Technology Deployment Series focuses on investment, infrastructure deployment, technology convergence, and the impact of regulation.  Series includes the first public results for nationwide deployment of a fiber optic infrastructure (see Overview of the New Technology Deployment Model).  The interactive Broadband Models on this website provide research results for deployment of fiber optic networks nationwide and to the schools.

 

  Click on title for overview and papers in pdf format
 

The Electronic Apple Pie: Deploying Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities to All Americans
July 1998
 

 

Pick a Card: Cost Allocations and the Impact on Service Competition

October 1997

 

 

Regulatory Wild Cards: Unforeseen Impacts on Investment Decisions in Regulated Companies

July 1996

 

 

A Snapshot in Time: LEC Switch Investment and Price Structures for Connections to the Switch Just before the Telecommunications Act of 1996
May 1996
 

 

Schools in Cyberspace: The Cost of Providing Broadband Services to Public Schools

July 1995

 

 

Overview of the New Technology Deployment Model: Broadband with Associated Depreciation and Overheads

March 1995

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

The Industry Convergence Series focus on the convergence of the telecommunications, wireless, cable TV, broadcast, satellite, computer, and Internet industries.  Series includes a primer on digital convergence (see The Electronic Apple Pie: Deploying Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities to All Americans) and the first publicly available numbers on household bills of communications and Internet services (see Revving up the Communications Economic Engine: Household Services, Monthly Bills, and Barriers to Competition).

 

Click on title for overview and papers in pdf format
 

The Electronic Apple Pie: Deploying Advanced Telecommunications Capabilities to All Americans
July 1998
 

 

Revving up the Communications Economic Engine: Household Services, Monthly Bills, and Barriers to Competition

July 1997, Updated Tables 1999

 

 

The Information Studio

August 1995

 

 

Long-Term Restructuring Idea 1: Layering or Integrating Networks and Services

July 1994, revised October 1994

 

 

Breaking the Mold: Changing Policies to Meet Customer Needs

July 1993

 

 

Abort, Retry, Fail? The Need for New Communications Policies

July 1994, revised October 1994

 

 

Square Pegs and Round Holes: Mismatches between Government Policies and Converging Communications Markets

April 1993, revised October 1993

 

 

 
   

 

 

CIRF's research provides practical approaches to reaching the widest markets with communications infrastructure and services for the least cost and regulation.  The Universal Service Series includes extensive models and data requested by federal and state commissioners to facilitate their dialog with the industries on universal telecommunications service (see Payers and Receivers: Various Proposals for the High Cost Fund).

 

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Closing the Gap: Universal Service for Low-Income Households

August 2000

 

 

Payers and Receivers: Various Proposals for the High Cost Fund

March 1998, revised April 1998
 

 

Options for the Universal Service Fund

October 1997

 

 

1995 Calculated Interstate and Intrastate Revenues for the Proposed Universal Service Fund and Formats for Comparisons of Different Benchmarks

December 1996

 

 

Overview of Universal Service

December 1995

 

 

Loop Dreams: The Price of Connection for Local Service Competition

July 1995

 

 

Redefining Universal Service: The Cost of Mandating the Deployment of New Technology in Rural Areas

July 1994

 

 

Universal Service Tool Kit, Part 2: Beyond Cost Allocations: Benchmark Subsidy Method

October 1994

 

 

Apples and Oranges: Differences between Various Subsidy Studies

October 1994, revised July 1995

 

 

Universal Service Tool Kit, Part 1: Getting from Here to There: Transitions for Restructuring Subsidies

July 1994
 

 

What is the Price of Universal Service? Impact of Deaveraging Nationwide Urban/Rural Rates

July 1993

 

 

Who Pays Whom? Cash Flow For Some Support Mechanisms and Potential Modeling of Alternative Telecommunications Policies

November 1992

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

The Wireless Series provides reference tools and training manuals on wireless services, including mobile cellular and PCS, satellite, broadcast, and fixed wireless services (see A Guide to Evolving Wireless Services).

 

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A Guide to Evolving Wireless Services

December 1998

 

 

PCS Supplement to Cellular to PCS: A Wireless Primer

June 1997

 

 

Cellular to PCS: A Wireless Primer

December 1995

 

 

 

 
 

Extensive surveys and analysis requested by state and federal regulators to target best regulatory practices and areas of common interest (see Closing the Gap: Universal Service for Low-Income Households).

 

Click on title for overview and papers in pdf format
 

Closing the Gap:  Universal Service for Low-Income Households

August 2000

 

 

TIAP Questionnaire, 1997

November 1997

 

 

TIAP Questionnaire, 1996

November 1996

 

 

 

 

 

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