SCOTT C. LUNDQUIST
Consultant in Telecommunications
Regulation and Economics
Expertise: Telecommunications policy, regulation and economics, including interconnection, network unbundling, cost analysis, tariff design, policy and regulatory frameworks to accommodate emerging competition. Serves as lead consultant and expert witness in regulatory proceedings, and advises and trains regulatory staff in developing countries on modern regulatory practices.
of Arts, Psychology and Social Relations,
Consultant in Telecommunications Regulation and Economics – Associate of David N. Townsend & Associates (Effective January 2005).
President, Economics and Technology, Inc,
Consultant/Senior Consultant, Economics and Technology, Inc. (1988 to 1996).
Analyst/Senior Analyst, Economics and Technology, Inc.. (1986-88).
Lundquist performs strategic and regulatory analysis, project
client support services for consulting projects in telecommunications
regulation and economics. Over the
course of his nineteen year career in the field, Mr. Lundquist has
specialized expertise in the key areas of modern telecommunications
and policy, including service costs and pricing, network
unbundling, implementation of competition policies, incentive
network modernization and productivity, and tariff design.
Mr. Lundquist frequently serves as an
expert witness on these issues before
Lundquist has provided expert witness testimony on over thirty
the past twelve years, on behalf of state regulatory commission staff,
competitive service providers, and consumer advocate agencies. He has worked extensively with
computerized cost models for telecommunications networks and services,
including all of the major cost models introduced in
Lundquist has participated in the development of “price caps” and
other incentive regulation frameworks applied to
Lundquist has substantial experience in assisting telecommunications
in foreign governments to improve their regulatory practices. In 1994, Mr. Lundquist spent nine weeks
Languages: English (native), French (limited)
Illustrative Project Experience:
Below are brief summaries of selected consulting projects undertaken by Mr. Lundquist in the areas of telecommunications costing and pricing, network interconnection, and foreign government advisory/institutional strengthening initiatives. Mr. Lundquist was either the project manager or senior consultant for each of these projects.
Project: Expert Witness for AT&T Communications
Testimony on Costs of Network Interconnection and Unbundled Elements, 2004
Mr. Lundquist provided expert testimony on behalf of AT&T Communications before the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (telecommunications regulatory authority for the state of Washington), responding to proprietary cost models presented by Verizon to support its proposed costs and rates for interconnection to competitive local telephone companies. Mr. Lundquist’s cost model analysis and resulting testimony focused on capital asset depreciation and non-capital expense items, including marketing and other retailing functions, as well as the impacts of inflation and productivity on future costs. Mr. Lundquist recommended a series of cost study adjustments in these areas and defended them during live cross-examination by Verizon and the Commissioners. This case marked the fifth occasion on which Mr. Lundquist served as an expert witness on behalf of AT&T.
Project: Universal Service Report for Western Wireless Corporation
“Lost in Translation: How Rate of Return Regulation Transformed the Universal Service Fund for Consumers into Corporate Welfare for the RLECs,” 2004
Lundquist co-authored a report commissioned by Western Wireless
that provided a critical examination of the federal “high cost”
funding mechanisms applied in the
Project: Expert Witness for GlobalNAPs Inc. (Competitive Services Provider)
Testimony on Interconnection Costs, Prices, and Policy Issues, 2001-2002
Lundquist provided expert testimony on interconnection issues on behalf
competitive services provider, GlobalNAPs, Inc., before the state
authorities in seven states (including
Telecommunications Management Support Consultancy, 1994
Mr. Lundquist served as a key contributor to a joint project of ETI and France Telecom’s consulting division, Sofrecom, which was the Asian Development Bank’s first-ever technical assistance project to the China Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (“MPT”) in 1994. The primary objectives for the consultancy were to increase the MPT’s institutional capabilities to administer and regulate the country’s rapidly evolving telecommunications sector. Mr. Lundquist’s participation focused on advising on regulatory and market structure issues, specifically:
· Tariffing, pricing and service provisioning rules for non-basic services;
· Interconnection and revenue settlement arrangements for non-basic services provided through multiple, interconnected networks; and
· Institutional strengthening of ministerial functions for regulation in a multi-supplier environment.
that end, Mr. Lundquist advised the MPT on international experiences
sector restructuring and policy/regulatory reforms, focusing on the
devised for expanded competition in the sector; reviewed the MPT’s
existing rules and policies concerning non-basic services, and made
recommendations concerning their further implementation; and conducted
of presentations and workshops, along with other project team members,
regulatory issues for the national and provincial-level authorities of
MPT. In preparation for those
workshops, Mr. Lundquist and other project team members engaged in two
of on-site interactions with MPT officials in
Telecommunications Regulation Consultancy 1993-1994.
Lundquist was the lead on-site project manager for a year-long
by a Japan Grant (overseen by the World Bank), intended to strengthen
NTC’s regulatory and policy implementation capabilities.
Mr. Lundquist worked directly with NTC
officials and regulatory staff for a total of six months in
· Review and assess the NTC’s existing operations and regulatory procedures, and devise an appropriate institutional strengthening program;
· Train NTC staff in the techniques of regulatory analysis, including the use of specific regulatory software tools devised in the course of the consultancy;
· Assist the NTC to improve its carrier reporting requirements and better align them with regulatory needs; and
· Advise the NTC on carrier interconnection policy and reform of carriers’ tariff adjustment mechanisms to reflect foreign currency value fluctuations.
“Lost in Translation: How Rate of Return Regulation Transformed the Universal Service Fund for Consumers into Corporate Welfare for the RLECs” (with Susan M. Gately), February 2004. Prepared for Western Wireless Corporation.
Study of Total Factor Productivity in the
“Efficient Inter-Carrier Compensation Mechanisms for the Emerging Competitive Environment” (with Lee L. Selwyn), August 2001. Prepared for Pac-West Telecomm, Inc., Focal Communications Corp., and US LEC Corp.
Cap Plan for USWC: Establishing Appropriate Price and Service Quality
Broadband to Rural
“Promises and Realities: An Examination of the Post-Merger Performance of the SBC/Pacific Telesis and Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Companies” (with Scott A. Coleman). Prepared for the AARP Public Policy Institute, July 1999.
of Procedures for the Rates Regulation Division” (with Paul S.
Keller). Prepared for the
of Annual Reporting Requirements for Telecommunications Common
Carriers.” Prepared for the
“The Infrastructure Dilemma: Matching Market Realities and Policy Goals” (with W.P. Montgomery). Prepared for the International Communications Association, January 1993.
Roadmap to the Information Age: Defining a Rational Telecommunications
Connections for the 1990s: Managing the Changing Relationship Between
Telecommunications Needs and the Local Telephone Company” (with W.
“Adapting Telecom Regulation to Industry Change” (with Dr. Lee L. Selwyn). Prepared for the International Communications Association and published in IEEE Communications Magazine, January 1989.
“A Study of Rate of Return Regulation and Alternatives - An Examination of Applicability to regulation of Telephone Companies by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission” (with W. Page Montgomery and Lee L. Selwyn). Prepared for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, March 1989.