Mario Sebastiani

Competition and Regulation in the Network Industries

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Keywords: network industries, essential facilities, public utilities, L44; K21

Since 1990, when it was introduced into the Italian legislation, the Antitrust Authority was involved in many different actions to promote competition into all the productive sectors of the economy. In particular, it has given specific attention to network industries (telecommunication, energy, etc.) since they were former public monopolies. The first part of the paper recall the problems connected to essential facilities (EF). Then it specifies the evolution of regulation about the access to network infrastructures. The paper ends with some policy indications.

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