Contracts that impede entry by more efficient telecommunications rivals
Incumbent local telecommunications companies provide data services to business customers through “special access” contracts containing loyalty terms and...
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Bridger M. Mitchell is an expert in competition and pricing in the telecommunications industry and is the author of five books and numerous articles in professional journals.
He has researched regulatory issues involving the theory and practice of telecommunications pricing, competition, and equal access in local telephone markets, interconnection of wireless and wire line telecommunications networks, international telephone rates, internet peering, and broadcasting and cable television.
Dr. Mitchell has testified and/or consulted on a number of litigation and regulatory matters involving telecommunications, including market definition, interconnection costing and pricing, leasing of rights-of-way, incentive regulation, anticompetitive behavior, telecommunications cost modeling, and fair cost distribution, as well as damages from breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. He has served as head of CRA’s auction practice, been officer-in-charge, and co-authored reports on improved designs for spectrum auctions. Prior to joining CRA, he taught economics at Stanford University and UCLA, and was a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Mitchell’s international experience includes projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the European Union; residence at research centers in Berlin and Delft; as well as consulting assignments with the World Bank.