U.S. Telecommunications Regulation and Market Developments September 2008. High Speed Line Growth (2000 – 2007)*. 2007.
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Regulation and Market Developments
SDSL & Traditional Wireline 1%
Source: FCC’s High Speed Services for Internet Access Report, March 2008, at 6.
Declining Prices, Increasing Speeds
(Based on Maximum Advertised Price Downstream Speed Tier)
768 kbps - 1.5Mbps
Source: US Telecom: The Broadband Association, Wireline Broadband Pricing 2001-2007, June 2008
Increasing Speeds for $50
(Speeds based on Maximum Advertised Price Downstream Speed Tier)
: USTelecom: The Broadband Association, Wireline Broadband Pricing 2001-2007, June 2008
Up to 15 mbps
Up to 7 mbps
Up to 3 mbps
All Internet Users Affected
False “reset” message
Source: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, Semi-Annual Survey, 2007.
$133 Billion in
Annualized Revenues June 2007
734 Avg Monthly MOUs in June 2007
Subscribers in June 2007
Billion in Annualized Revenues June 2002
84% From 398 Average Monthly MOUs in June 2002
Price per minute $0.07 in June 2007
In June 2002
Price per minute
From $0.12 per minute in June 2002
Minutes of Use
Source: Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association; FCC.
700 MHz Auction Internet
All other auctions
$13.7BComparison 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)
Consumers will be able to use the wireless device of their choice;
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Consumers will be able to download the applications they want.