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?

    … later, “Game of Thrones” fans are once again quivering with excitement at the prospect of unbundled access to HBO’s online streaming service. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes suggested at an investment conference last week that the company is “seriously considering” reconsidering its approach to online distribution. “Up until now, it looked to us…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 10 readers -
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