Fibre-to-the-home deployment. Regulatory issues in five US midwestern states

Karl O'Lessker, Michel Dupagne, Michael A. McGregor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A review of statutes and relevant court cases in five US midwestern states reveals nothing explicit that would encourage or impede local exchange carriers (LECs) to deploy fibre to the home. Absent more legislative guidance, the legal issues inherent in the deployment of fibre to the home will be debated and resolved by the state public utilities commissions. To that effect, the authors conducted interviews with 19 state commissioners in the five states. Most of them question the urgency of a full fibre-optic deployment and expect the LECs to demonstrate how the ratepayers would benefit from an advanced telecommunications infrastructure before allowing investment in fibre and related high technology into the rate base. On the question of cost allocation, a majority of commissioners recommend some type of cost-sharing mechanism between the ratepayers and the LECs, although none as yet has any clear idea about an appropriate formula for doing so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Public utilities
public utilities
cost sharing
high technology
statute
Fiber optics
telecommunication
Telecommunication
Costs
communication technology
fiber optics
infrastructure
cost
Fibers
costs
interview
Fiber to the x
fibre
Fiber
U.S. States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Development
  • Law
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

Cite this

Fibre-to-the-home deployment. Regulatory issues in five US midwestern states. / O'Lessker, Karl; Dupagne, Michel; McGregor, Michael A.

In: Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1993, p. 61-73.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

O'Lessker, Karl ; Dupagne, Michel ; McGregor, Michael A. / Fibre-to-the-home deployment. Regulatory issues in five US midwestern states. In: Telecommunications Policy. 1993 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 61-73.
@article{0e0c46dafbfa42988e00f562aa22e366,
title = "Fibre-to-the-home deployment. Regulatory issues in five US midwestern states",
abstract = "A review of statutes and relevant court cases in five US midwestern states reveals nothing explicit that would encourage or impede local exchange carriers (LECs) to deploy fibre to the home. Absent more legislative guidance, the legal issues inherent in the deployment of fibre to the home will be debated and resolved by the state public utilities commissions. To that effect, the authors conducted interviews with 19 state commissioners in the five states. Most of them question the urgency of a full fibre-optic deployment and expect the LECs to demonstrate how the ratepayers would benefit from an advanced telecommunications infrastructure before allowing investment in fibre and related high technology into the rate base. On the question of cost allocation, a majority of commissioners recommend some type of cost-sharing mechanism between the ratepayers and the LECs, although none as yet has any clear idea about an appropriate formula for doing so.",
author = "Karl O'Lessker and Michel Dupagne and McGregor, {Michael A.}",
year = "1993",
doi = "10.1016/0308-5961(93)90026-Y",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "61--73",
journal = "Telecommunications Policy",
issn = "0308-5961",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Fibre-to-the-home deployment. Regulatory issues in five US midwestern states

AU - O'Lessker, Karl

AU - Dupagne, Michel

AU - McGregor, Michael A.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - A review of statutes and relevant court cases in five US midwestern states reveals nothing explicit that would encourage or impede local exchange carriers (LECs) to deploy fibre to the home. Absent more legislative guidance, the legal issues inherent in the deployment of fibre to the home will be debated and resolved by the state public utilities commissions. To that effect, the authors conducted interviews with 19 state commissioners in the five states. Most of them question the urgency of a full fibre-optic deployment and expect the LECs to demonstrate how the ratepayers would benefit from an advanced telecommunications infrastructure before allowing investment in fibre and related high technology into the rate base. On the question of cost allocation, a majority of commissioners recommend some type of cost-sharing mechanism between the ratepayers and the LECs, although none as yet has any clear idea about an appropriate formula for doing so.

AB - A review of statutes and relevant court cases in five US midwestern states reveals nothing explicit that would encourage or impede local exchange carriers (LECs) to deploy fibre to the home. Absent more legislative guidance, the legal issues inherent in the deployment of fibre to the home will be debated and resolved by the state public utilities commissions. To that effect, the authors conducted interviews with 19 state commissioners in the five states. Most of them question the urgency of a full fibre-optic deployment and expect the LECs to demonstrate how the ratepayers would benefit from an advanced telecommunications infrastructure before allowing investment in fibre and related high technology into the rate base. On the question of cost allocation, a majority of commissioners recommend some type of cost-sharing mechanism between the ratepayers and the LECs, although none as yet has any clear idea about an appropriate formula for doing so.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0027347880&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0027347880&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0308-5961(93)90026-Y

DO - 10.1016/0308-5961(93)90026-Y

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 61

EP - 73

JO - Telecommunications Policy

JF - Telecommunications Policy

SN - 0308-5961

IS - 1

ER -