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Tauzin-Dingell`s Drain on Competitive Telcos Extends to Wider Economy

By James K. Glassman - July 17, 2001 12:00 AM

The specter of a telecom landscape changed by passage of the Tauzin-Dingell legislation would exact a significant negative impact not only on competitive local telecommunications companies but the overall U.S. economy as well. This study links dimming competitive prospects to a $108 billion loss to U.S. consumers over the next five years. A previous study gauged the bill's negative effect on the market value of Bell Operating Companies' competitors.

Click the "Complete Study" link below to get the latest TCS study, "Competition in Telecommunications and Economic Growth." Or click "First Study" to access "The Economics of the Tauzin-Dingell Bill: Theory and Evidence."

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