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August 2002 Parity: Implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Colin Mallows
Statist. Sci. 17(3): 256-285 (August 2002). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1042727941


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.


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Colin Mallows. "Parity: Implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996." Statist. Sci. 17 (3) 256 - 285, August 2002.


Published: August 2002
First available in Project Euclid: 16 January 2003

zbMATH: 1013.62116
MathSciNet: MR1962486
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1042727941

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

Rights: Copyright © 2002 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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