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Communications Convergence M. Hosein Fallah, Ph.D., P.E.

  Communications Convergence and Regulatory Policies

The communications industry is experiencing a rapid convergence of technologies, services and service providers across the various sectors of the industry. Eventually, a customer can receive all communications services (voice, data, TV, video, mobility) from one box (terminal) and one service provider. This fundamental change in the communications paradigm has significant implications for the state and federal governments in policy and regulation of this industry, and for service providers in planning for future growth and management of operations.  Our research program in this area is focused on:
     Innovation and diffusion of wireless and broad band technologies
     Convergence of telecom, cable and broadcasting services
     Communications and tax policies at national, state and local levels
     Deregulation and quality of service
     Digital divide and developing countries