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Business Broadband: Assessing the Case for Reregulation

In a new paper, Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, provides a detailed analysis of the financial performance of firms competing in the wireline access market for business customers in the United States.

“Business Broadband: Assessing the Case for Reregulation” uses publicly available data to offer a comparison of various competitors including traditional incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECS), other competitive local exchange carriers (CLECS), and multi-system cable operators (MSOs). The results indicate considerable financial success of both CLECs and MSOs relative to ILECs in the domestic market. The paper also offers an international comparison, examining the financial performance of BT Group and its various competitors in the U.K. business market.

To speak with Kovacs, an expert on industry analysis with a focus on the interplay between public policy and investment, contact Brynn Lampert at (202) 687-5254 or