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


July 1994; revised October 1994




Industry Convergence, Competition, Interconnection, Markets, Services


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Part of a series on policies associated with industry convergence, Long-Term Restructuring, lays out two approaches for restructuring regulatory rules for connections between networks, mergers, and competition.  The first, called "layered", sets a framework that applies to debates over interconnection as the telecommunications, cable TV, and Internet industries merge.  The second, called "integrated" presents an alternative approach where each company has complete control (vertical integration).  These approaches set a framework for debates over facilities-based competition.





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