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U s telecommunications regulation and market developments september 2008

U.S. Telecommunications

Regulation and Market Developments

September 2008


High speed line growth 2000 2007

High Speed Line Growth(2000 – 2007)*

2007

  • All figures as of June 30th. Source: FCC’s High Speed Services for Internet Access Report, March 2008, at 6.


U s telecommunications regulation and market developments september 2008

High-Speed Lines in the US by Technology as of June 30, 2007

SDSL & Traditional Wireline 1%

Source: FCC’s High Speed Services for Internet Access Report, March 2008, at 6.


U s investment in fiber networks

U.S. Investment in Fiber Networks

  • Telecommunications companies expect to make $50 billion in capital expenditures in 2008-2009 regarding broadband investment.

  • Verizon has said it expects to invest $18 billion in net capital from 2004 -2010 in deploying their FiOS network.

  • Spending by carriers on telecommunications equipment in 2008:

  • Fiber: $10.6 billion

  • Industry-wide, spending on fiber-related telecommunications equipment is estimated to grow almost $13.5 billion annually in the next three years.


U s telecommunications regulation and market developments september 2008

Wireline Broadband Prices and Speeds

Declining Prices, Increasing Speeds

$60

(Based on Maximum Advertised Price Downstream Speed Tier)

768 kbps - 1.5Mbps

$50

$40

$30

1.5Mbps

$20

$10

2001

2007

Source: US Telecom: The Broadband Association, Wireline Broadband Pricing 2001-2007, June 2008


U s telecommunications regulation and market developments september 2008

Wireline Broadband

Increasing Speeds for $50

(Speeds based on Maximum Advertised Price Downstream Speed Tier)

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Year

Source

: USTelecom: The Broadband Association, Wireline Broadband Pricing 2001-2007, June 2008

Up to 15 mbps

Up to 7 mbps

Up to 3 mbps

1.5 mbps

768 kbps


Promoting an open internet

Promoting an Open Internet

  • In 2005, the Commission adopted an Internet Policy Statement that set forth four consumer-based principles:

    • Consumers are entitled to access the lawful Internet content of their choice;

    • Consumers are entitled to run applications and use services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement;

    • Consumers are entitled to connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network; and

    • Consumers are entitled to competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers.


Fcc affirms its authority to protect vibrant and open internet

FCC Affirms Its Authority to Protect Vibrant and Open Internet

?

user seeking

peer content

?

ISP #2

user seeking

peer content

All Internet Users Affected

ISP #1

User/peer

w/ content

user seeking

peer content

Peer connections

Terminated with

False “reset” message

ISP #3

?

User/peer

w/ content


Total us mobile telephone wireless subscribers

Total US Mobile Telephone Wireless Subscribers

Source: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Semi-Annual Survey, 2007.


Growth in the mobile telephone industry june 2002 june 2007

Growth in the Mobile Telephone Industry(June 2002 – June 2007)

$133 Billion in

Annualized Revenues June 2007

734 Avg Monthly MOUs in June 2007

243 Million

Subscribers in June 2007

UP 88%

From $71

Billion in Annualized Revenues June 2002

UP

84% From 398 Average Monthly MOUs in June 2002

Price per minute $0.07 in June 2007

UP

81%

From

135 Million

Subscribers

In June 2002

Price per minute

Service

Revenues

DOWN43%

From $0.12 per minute in June 2002

Minutes of Use

Subscribers

Source: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association; FCC.


Comparison of 700 mhz and aws 1 auction revenues vs all others

700 MHz Auction

$19.1B

All other auctions

$19.1B

AWS-1 Auction

$13.7B

Comparison of 700 MHz and AWS-1 Auction Revenues vs. All Others

Note: 700 MHz Auction revenues do not account for bidding credits. (FCC, April 2008)


700 mhz auction openness conditions

700 MHz Auction: Openness Conditions

Consumers will be able to use the wireless device of their choice;

Consumers will be able to download the legal software they want;

Consumers will be able to download the applications they want.


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