Competition, Costs, Investment, Prices, Services, Technology
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.