The authors show that the widely-defended practice known as q universal serviceq forces its intended beneficialries-- poor and rural households-- to pay far more for telephone service than they would if prices reflected the true cost of service.The general concern of many of these commentators is that participation in the new Information Age requires more than telephone access; therefore, they conclude that these new services need to be subsidized. This concern has now beenanbsp;...
|Title||:||Who Pays for Universal Service?|
|Author||:||Robert W. Crandall, Leonard Waverman|
|Publisher||:||Brookings Institution Press - 2010-12-01|