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Author Babe, Robert, author

Title Telecommunications in Canada / Robert Babe
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
©1990
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Part I. Introduction -- 1. Mythologies of Canadian Telecommunications -- 2. Telecommunications Today -- Part II. The Telegraph -- 3. Onset of Electronic Communication -- 4. Cartelization -- 5. The Telegraph Coast-to-Coast -- Part III. The Telephone -- 6. Inception -- 7. Independent Telephones -- 8. The Politics of Government Control -- 9. Western Reaction -- 10. Local-Exchange Competition in Ontario and Quebec -- 11. Long-Distance Competition and Reversed Rate Rebalancing -- 12. Natural Monopoly: Arguments and Evidence -- 13. Unnatural Monopoly: Predatory Pricing and the Cost Inquiry -- 14. Rate Regulation -- 15. Juggling Corporate Forms -- Part IV. Broadcasting and New Technologies -- 16. Broadcasting -- 17. Cable Television -- 18. Communications Satellites -- 19. Electronic Publishing -- Part V. Conclusion -- 20. Political Economy -- 21. An Information Revolution? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Babe reintroduces the principle of corporate/governmental responsibility for communication outcomes, a principle that has been largely drowned out by the shrill cries of 'Information Revolution.'
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Jan. 06, 2016)
Subject Telecommunication policy -- Canada -- History.
Telecommunication -- Canada -- History.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442680423
9781442680425