QSI Consulting, Inc.

Scott Lundquist, Consultant

Mr. Lundquist serves as a consultant to QSI, performing strategic and regulatory analysis, project management, and client support services for projects involving telecommunications regulation and economics. Prior to joining QSI, Mr. Lundquist served as a Vice President and Partner of Economics and Technology, Inc. (ETI), a Boston-based consulting firm. Over the course of his thirty year career in the field, Mr. Lundquist has participated in hundreds of contested state-level and federal telecommunications regulatory proceedings, often preparing and/or sponsoring expert testimony, reports, and comments. He has developed a specialized expertise in key areas of modern telecommunications regulation and policy, including service costs and pricing, network interconnection and unbundling, implementation of competition policies, incentive regulation, and next-generation broadband and wireless services.

Mr. Lundquist has worked extensively with computerized cost models for telecommunications networks and services, including most of the major cost models introduced in U.S. regulatory proceedings. He has frequently testified concerning the appropriate costs and rates for interconnection and unbundled network elements, and many of his recommendations have been adopted by state public utility commissions.

Mr. Lundquist's work on incentive regulation issues dates back to the FCC's first price caps investigation in 1989, and encompasses participation in dozens of state PUC cases to apply incentive regulation to the Bell operating companies. He has gained in-depth knowledge of all aspects of incentive regulation, including measurement of carrier productivity gains and the specification of productivity offsets, monitoring of service quality, indexing and pricing rules, and impacts on investment and innovation.

In addition, Mr. Lundquist has substantial experience with traditional ratemaking issues, including general rate cases, revenue requirement and rate design, depreciation, cost allocation, and tariffing matters. Other areas in which Mr. Lundquist has significant professional experience include universal service, broadband and Internet access issues, wireless spectrum policy, access charges, intercarrier compensation, rate rebalancing, and pricing flexibility. Mr. Lundquist has also analyzed telecommunications taxation issues on behalf of the U.S. General Services Administration and several state departments of revenue.

Mr. Lundquist has served as an expert witness on these types of issues in over thirty-five proceedings before twenty state public utility commissions. He regularly works with a wide range of clients including competitive services providers, consumer advocates, and regulatory commission staff. He has also advised regulatory agencies and foreign ministries on regulatory practices, and has developed and undertaken on-site training programs for regulatory staff in China and the Philippines.


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Social Relations

  • Harvard College