Description: Provides an introduction to the economics and technology of telecommunications markets, including markets for voice and data services, cellular telephone, long-distance services, and the internet. The convergence of cable TV and telecommunications and the competitive importance of the Internet are covered in depth. The shifting roles of technology, federal and state government policies, and business strategies in shaping these rapidly changing markets are studied, with particular emphasis on the roles of regulation and competition and the likely evolution of technology, public policy, and market structures over the next decade.
Course #: 15.020
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