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

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Praise for the first edition: "Helps fill a major need in the field" ("Communication Booknotes"). (An) "excellent . . . primer for those entering the study of or work in the telecommunications field".--"Communications Lawyer". (Legal Reference/Law Profession)
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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 (
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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

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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