Competition (51 - 56 of 56 items)
Selected Information on Bypass of Local Telephone Companies
RCED-86-100: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on residential and business customers' bypass of local telephone company services, focusing on: (1) two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports on bypass; (2) two nationwide bypass simulation studies; and (3) FCC and state bypass monitoring activities.GAO noted that: (1) bypass occurs when customers use alternatives to local tel...
GSA's Telecommunications Procurement Program Requires Comprehensive Planning and Management
IMTEC-84-10: Published: Jun 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
GAO addressed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management and procurement of telecommunications equipment and services under the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) and the Federal Communications Commission's Second Computer Inquiry.Traditionally, GSA has ordered telephone services and equipment from AT&T Presently, under divestiture, GSA must estimate fut...
The Effects of Changes in the Telecommunications Industry on FCC Operations
122443: Sep 27, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effects of changes in the telecommunications industry on the operations, workload, and structure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). GAO focused its attention on issues raised by the recent FCC access charge decision, which changed the way in which the costs of providing long distance telephone service are recovered from users,...
FCC Needs To Monitor a Changing International Telecommunications Market
RCED-83-92: Published: Mar 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can effectively monitor and gauge the impact of recent FCC and congressional actions designed to increase competition in the international telecommunications market by reducing the entry barriers for the U.S. portion of the market.GAO found no general consensus that these actions would increase...
Regulating Domestic Telecommunications Common Carriers
116445: Sep 24, 1981
In a review of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) regulatory program, GAO assessed the methods used by FCC for implementing a system of price/earnings for common carriers and examined the actions FCC has taken to prevent anticompetitive behavior against new entrants. Over the past 20 years, FCC decisions have allowed competition into the manufacture of telecommunications terminal equipm...
Comments on H.R. 2813
B-202936: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
Legislation has been proposed to permit the U.S. Postal Service to provide electronic mail services by using the transmission services of privately owned telecommunications carriers. The bill's purpose needs clarification to reflect more accurately that the Postal Service will only be using the transmission services of privately owned telecommunications carriers. Since the Postal Service views ele...