Law And Regulation Of Common Carriers In The Communications Industry / Edition 2

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Overview


This revised casebook-plus-commentary offers a basic introduction to the traditional regulation of telephone companies as well as the new lines of businesses they have entered. Drawing on historical and contemporary court decisions as well as on FCC and legislative materials, Brenner documents and evaluates the past 20 years of regulation of the telecommunications industry. In particular, he traces the major regulatory changes from the time of AT&T’s single-firm dominance to the increasingly competitive marketplace of today.The law and literature necessary to understand the development and trends in telecommunications are voluminous and, up until now, have been difficult to locate in one place. This book presents the critical concepts and shifts in communications policy coherently and concisely. In this revised and expanded edition, Brenner provides excerpts and comments upon the key decisions in the field, ordering them in a readily accessible manner. He assumes no specialized background in technology, law, or economics. Brenner provides an ideal introduction to this increasingly important field for professionals as well as for scholars and students interested in communications and communications policy.
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Brenner, vice president for law and regulatory policy at the National Cable Television Association in Washington, DC, documents and presents analysis of the past 20 years of regulation of telephone companies, tracing the major regulatory changes from the time of AT&T's single-firm dominance to the present increasingly competitive marketplace. Chapters cover public utility theory, Title II regulation, federal and state jurisdiction, statutory requirements, dominant and nondominant carriers, price caps, divestiture of Bell, line of business restrictions, the local exchange, deregulated markets, international telecommunications, privacy, and convergence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813366951
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 372
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.83 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel L. Brenner is vice president for law and regulatory policy at the National Cable Television Association, Washington, D.C. He has taught on the faculties of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Public Utility Theory 1
2 Title II Regulation 45
3 Federal/State Jurisdiction 63
4 Statutory Requirements: "Just and Reasonable"; "Unreasonable Discrimination" 79
5 Dominant/Nondominant Carriers; Forbearance 96
6 Price Caps 116
7 Divestiture of the Bell System 159
8 Line of Business Restrictions 168
9 The Local Exchange: Access and Competition 186
10 Deregulated Markets: Equipment, Enhanced Services, Information and Video, Wireless 232
11 International Telecommunications 274
12 Privacy 283
13 Convergence 299
Appendix A: Telecommunications Glossary 311
Appendix B: Communications Act of 1934 317
About the Book and Author 348
Case Index 349
Index 351
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