CIRF logo   CIRF

Converging Industries Research Foundation




Practical Solutions for Communications Policy




Broadband Models

About Us

Related Links

Site Map

Search CIRF Website





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


July 1996




Competition, Costs, Investment, Prices, Services, Technology


Full Paper          Executive Summary



Part of a series on advanced technology deployment, Regulatory Wild Cards, explores the impact of regulation on incentives to invest in new technologies for regulated versus non-regulated companies.  Just as in a card game where a wild card introduces an unforeseen or unpredictable outcome, some regulatory tools introduce an unforeseen or unpredictable impact on investment decisions. 


Simple charts show the impact of price reduction, cost allocation, and service deployment on a sample investment.  An appendix provides definitions and calculations.





Copyright 2006, Converging Industries Research Foundation and Carol Weinhaus, Cambridge, MA.  All Rights Reserved.


Privacy policy.