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A Snapshot in Time: LEC Switch Investment and Price Structure for Connections to the Switch just before the Telecommunications Act of 1996

 

May 1996

 

Subject:

 

Industry Convergence, Interconnection, Investments, Technology

 

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Overview:

Part of a series on advanced technology deployment, A Snapshot in Time provides a snapshot in time of investments and interconnection pricing structures associated with local telephone company switches.   This paper describes how changes in the way customers use networks (specifically, the increased use of faxes, Internet, point of sale, and other data services) cause dramatic changes in the underlying assumptions about how networks need to be engineered.  A Snapshot in Time also models engineering considerations that determine the cost of interconnection.  These include three basic network elements, traffic patterns, and shared/unshared facilities costs.

 

 

 

 

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