Unbundled Access

Unbundled access is an often practiced form of regulation during liberalization, where new entrants of the market (challengers) are offered access to facilities of the incumbent, that are hard to duplicate (e.g. for technical or business case reasons). Its applications are mostly found in network-oriented industries (like telecommunication, mail and energy) and often concerns the last mile. Unbundled access is similar to Bitstream access, where the incumbent provider gives competitive access to not to the actual copper wire of the local loop, but to a high-speed ADSL data connection.
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  • Is HBO ready to cut the cord?

    …, which treat the network as the crown jewel of their offerings. A direct-to-consumer model shifts all of those costs onto HBO. “The challenge with HBO going direct is they’re biting the hand that feeds it, which are the cable companies,” said Aaron Shapiro, CEO of digital agency Huge, which built the HBO Go portal. “HBO has built a tremendously…

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