UNE-P

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UNE-P

Unbundled Network Element-Platform. A phone service by which Baby Bells were required to allows competitors to use their networks. The UNE-P was intended to increase competition between Baby Bells and telecommunications start-ups. It was authorized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
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OUTCOMES It is doubtful that the unbundled network element platform created consumer benefits equivalent to the opportunity costs, because a great deal of the wealth transfer from incumbents to competitors never reached consumers.
In December 2004, the FCC effectively killed the unbundled network element platform when it decided that incumbents need not offer their competitors one of the elements--local switching.