This working paper contributes to the debate on institutional analysis of regulation and the new mode of governance of public utilities by considering the sub-field of the expansion of the Regulatory State in TLC sector. It analyses specific public programs adopted by national independent and semi-independent regulatory agencies, the Universal Service Obligations (USO), seen as an instrument of shaping the governance of welfare and regulatory regimes in the TLC sector. As a consequence of the expansion of the regulatory State in public utilities, boundaries between economic regulation and welfare regulation are becoming more blurred. Regulatory regimes in TLC sector (as well as in other sectors such as electricity and water) shape content and context of economic and welfare regimes.

Communications and Social Inclusion. Universal Service in Europe and in Latin America

RIGHETTINI, MARIA STELLA;TONELLOTTO, MICHELE
2013

Abstract

This working paper contributes to the debate on institutional analysis of regulation and the new mode of governance of public utilities by considering the sub-field of the expansion of the Regulatory State in TLC sector. It analyses specific public programs adopted by national independent and semi-independent regulatory agencies, the Universal Service Obligations (USO), seen as an instrument of shaping the governance of welfare and regulatory regimes in the TLC sector. As a consequence of the expansion of the regulatory State in public utilities, boundaries between economic regulation and welfare regulation are becoming more blurred. Regulatory regimes in TLC sector (as well as in other sectors such as electricity and water) shape content and context of economic and welfare regimes.
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