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TELRICTotal Element Long Run Incremental Cost
TELRICTotal Element Long-Run Incremental Cost
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Indeed, Alfred Kahn, one of the harshest critics of TELRIC pricing rules, has stated that "It is difficult-- .
84) However, this implication presupposes the lack of TELRIC pricing requirements as preconditions to receiving authority under Section 271 of the '96 Act to provide long distance services and the fact that the FCC had found the ILEC cut over process inadequate for handing off customers' traffic to a competitor.
One has been that unbundling of network elements at TELRIC prices would lower incentives for investments in facilities to provide advanced services: incumbents' incentives would be lower if TELRIC prices do not account for the risk associated with new investments, and entrants might wait to invest until after they had the opportunity to develop experience with the successful investments of incumbents through purchase of unbundled elements.
The FCC has ruled that the appropriate measure of cost to be used in setting the price of access is forward looking, TELRIC.
While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) properly focused on opening markets to new technologies and established a solid framework to expand universal service, its TELRIC pricing and UNE-P (3) decisions tilted the balance created by Congress.
PC: The effects of TELRIC based access prices on investment depends on the detail of the way in which those rates are established.
The TELRIC methodology estimated efficient long-run unit costs for each network element, assuming that the best available technologies were in place.
140) As part of its proceedings to implement the 1996 Act, the Commission adopted its TELRIC rule, which requires that prices for interconnection and unbundled access be based on a "forward looking rather than historic measure.
theoretical details of TELRIC were the subject of extensive debate and
One significant exception is that when ILECs replace legacy copper loop facilities with fiber, they must continue to offer CLECs the equivalent of a single voice grade circuit over that fiber at TELRIC rates.
They note that by denying incumbents recovery of their average unit costs, the TELRIC pricing regime adopted by the Federal Communications Commission under the authority of the Act induced noncompliance with the interconnection obligations that were at the heart of the Trinko dispute.