Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Sean P. Farrell


The United Kingdom maintains the world's most extensively deregulated telecommunications market. This Note examines the United Kingdom's history of telecommunications deregulation, the principal components of its deregulatory efforts, and the results obtained thus far. With respect to the principal components of deregulation, this Note's analysis focuses upon the United Kingdom's regulatory policy decisions, the efficacy of the British regulatory agency, and the adaptability of the British regulatory framework. In addition to drawing certain conclusions regarding the United Kingdom's deregulatory success, this Note also offers some general comparisons regarding proposed regulatory reforms within the United States.