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E-Pressure through Internet against Monopoly

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.,
Type: Chapter in book
Year: 2006
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ISSN / ISBN: 1-59140-789-3
Published in: Encyclopaedia of Digital Government, Idea Groups, Hershey, USA. Vol II, 708-712. ISBN 1-59140-789-3.
Publishing place: Hershey, USA
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Grants: GACR 402/05/H510 Ekonomická teorie politických trhů IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: In November 1998, a Czech e-pressure group, Internet proti Monopolu (“Internet Against Monopoly,” or IPM), was founded in order to protest planned price increases by the monopolistic domestic telecom operator, SPT Telecom, on fixed-line telephony services. After four weeks of petitions, boycotts, demonstrations, and negotiations, the group pushed the telecom to ease the data-call pricing structure. This paper documents the case of a successful e-pressure movement, but some qualifications must be raised.

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