Frank P. Darr


Part I reviews the market changes that exist and which, in part, drive the regulatory changes and have emerged because of them. Parts II and III establish the basic regulatory schemes that existed prior and subsequent to divestiture and deregulation at the federal level. Part IV sets out the Ohio regulatory structure which previously controlled the actions of the Ohio commission. Parts V and VI then address the response of the Ohio commission and supreme court to the changes at the federal level and note some potential institutional barriers to deregulation. Part VII introduces the legislative response to deregulation, House Bill 563. Part VIII then suggests how the commission may use the economic model on which deregulation and divestiture are based and suggests some concerns drawn from antitrust and regulatory literature about developing effective regulatory oversight of the monopoly and "competitive" portions of the Ohio telecommunications market.