Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 89–95 | Cite as

Rural telephony since divestiture

  • Joseph P. FuhrJr.
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Abstract

This paper determines whether local rural telephone rates have increased as well as whether rural rates have increased more or less than other telephone rates since the divestiture of AT&T. Also, examined are long distance rates, penetration levels and subsidization in rural telephone markets in an attempt to ascertain whether universal service is in jeopardy in rural areas.

Keyword

Rural telephony Local rural telephone rates telecommunications 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph P. FuhrJr.
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsWidener UniversityChesterUSA

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