Statistical Science

Parity: Implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996

Colin Mallows

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Abstract

We discuss various technical problems that have arisen in attempting to implement the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the purpose of which was to ensure fair competition in the local telecommunications market. We treat the interpretation of the "parity'' requirement, testing the parity hypothesis, the effect of correlation, disaggregation and reaggregation, "balancing,'' benchmarks, payment schedules and some computational problems. Also we discuss the difficulty of working in an adversarial (rather than scientific) environment.

Article information

Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 17, Issue 3 (2002), 256-285.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 16 January 2003

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1042727941

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/ss/1042727941

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1962486

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1013.62116

Keywords
Adversarial environment modified $t$ permutation tests correlation disaggregation and reaggregation balancing benchmarks optimal payments Neyman-Pearson

Citation

Mallows, Colin. Parity: Implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Statist. Sci. 17 (2002), no. 3, 256--285. doi:10.1214/ss/1042727941. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1042727941


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  • Includes: Joseph L. Gastwirth, Weiwen Maio. Comment.
  • Includes: Edward J. Mulrow. Comment.
  • Includes: Daniel R. Shiman. Comment.
  • Includes: Colin Mallows. Rejoinder.