Accession Number:

ADA083544

Title:

Pricing and Cost Allocation for AUTOVON

Descriptive Note:

Final rept

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The study analyzes the current rate structure of AUTOVON and the way in which costs are allocated among users as defined in broad categories. It makes recommendations about ways in which cost allocation might be improved, examines the problem of congestion under the current rate structure, and the effects on cost allocation and subscriber behavior of adopting a price scheme based on usage. A methodology is developed for calculating appropriate usage charges relative to distance and holding time.

Subject Categories:

  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE