Telecommunications Law and Policy / Edition 3

Telecommunications Law and Policy / Edition 3

by Stuart Minor Benjamin, Howard A. Shelanski, James B. Speta, Philip J. Weiser
     
 

This book engages in advanced analysis of the key constitutional, administrative, and economic issues that arise in the various telecommunications settings. Like its predecessors, the third edition offers a comprehensive yet lively and accessible introduction to the various regulatory regimes applicable to telecommunications. The authors have thoroughly revised the

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This book engages in advanced analysis of the key constitutional, administrative, and economic issues that arise in the various telecommunications settings. Like its predecessors, the third edition offers a comprehensive yet lively and accessible introduction to the various regulatory regimes applicable to telecommunications. The authors have thoroughly revised the book in light of developments since the second edition. They have also restructured the book to reflect both the convergence and the balkanization that exist in the regulatory landscape.

The third edition contains discussions and excerpts from important legal materials?—?the cases and FCC documents that define regulatory policy today?—?designed to help readers understand the legal regime, technologies, economic principles, and business strategies that undergird the modern telecommunications market. The authors have streamlined much of the older material, resulting in a more compact casebook that allows readers to understand current controversies and regulatory strategies as well as the historical developments that led to them. The book is designed to be user friendly without sacrificing depth. Summaries and previews at the start of each set of readings help students know what to read for and questions at the end of each set encourage students to think critically about those materials.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594608926
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
976
Sales rank:
1,267,155
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Materials
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Foreword
Preface
Introduction: A Regulatory Overview3
Pt. 1Broadcast and Spectrum Regulation9
Ch. 1An Introduction to Broadcast Regulation11
Ch. 2Why Regulation Broadcast?35
Ch. 3How We Regulate Broadcast57
Ch. 4License Hearings at the FCC (1934-1998)81
Ch. 5The Transition from Hearings to Auctions139
Ch. 6The Licensee as Public Trustee157
Ch. 7Fostering Competition in Broadcasting289
Ch. 8Case Studies in Low Power FM Radio and Digital Television325
Pt. 2Cable Television369
Ch. 9Cable Basics and the Early History371
Ch. 10Rate Regulation and Local Franchise Authority413
Ch. 11The Broadcast/Cable Relationship441
Ch. 12Structural Limitations499
Ch. 13Direct Broadcast Satellite541
Ch. 14Indecency Revisited567
Pt. 3Telephone Regulation603
Ch. 15An Introduction to Telephone Regulation605
Ch. 16Breakup of the Bell Monopoly641
Ch. 17Issues Post-Divestiture681
Ch. 18The Telecommunications Act of 1996715
Ch. 19Mergers and Acquisitions793
Pt. 4The Internet and Advanced Services825
Ch. 20The Internet and its Regulation825
Ch. 21Advanced Services and Internet Architecture867
Ch. 22Characterizing Internet Service Providers927
Ch. 23Why an FCC?951
Statutory Appendix979
Conceptual Index and Telecommunications Glossary1045

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