Federal Telecommunications Law, Issue 2

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Aspen Publishers Online, Jan 1, 1999 - Law - 1481 pages
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This definitive legal guide to the new world of telecommunications provides you with thorough, authoritative analysis you need to understand and comply with the complex regulatory landscape in the industry. You'll find timely review of key legislation, FCC rules, regulations and orders, and court decisions with extensive citations and cross-references for such essential topics as the economics of interconnection and detailed discussions of pricing methodologies of offering services for resale; interconnection rules for wire line networks, including the specific rules imposed on incumbent LECs; antitrust litigation in the wake of the 1996 Act, with comprehensive analysis of the cases brought against incumbent local telephone companies; significant changes to universal services requirements; regulations and policies involving horizontal and vertical mergers and acquisitions; the FCC's rule-making and other powers; rights and duties arising from the laws of privacy, intellectual property and free speech; and much more. Federal Telecommunications Law, Second Edition provides all the laws and rules -- including those for price regulation, common carriage, universal service, regulations and court decisions -- are analyzed in detail to provide you with a thorough understanding of the environment within which you must work. Trends in competition, industry structures and technology are explored -- offering you a total picture of the telecommunications industry, in areas such as telecommunications equipment; long distance services; wireless services; the Internet and data services; information services; video services; and more.
  

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Contents

An Industry in Transition
1
Divestiture
44
Telephone Economics and Price
79
Regulatory Forbearance
89
Equipment and Inside Wiring to the Local
125
Carriers
174
The Powers of the FCC
209
Under the 1996 Act
269
Act
852
Wireless Services
861
Service
927
Requirements in Perspective
955
Wireline Service
964
Licenses in a Single Geographic Market
975
Data Services and the Internet
981
Internet Backbone Services
1038

Antitrust
323
Doctrine in the Telecommunications
392
Equal Access Unbundling
405
Services
425
Initiative
453
Act
535
Universal Service
539
Mergers and Acquisitions
591
of Proof
605
Telecommunications Equipment
651
Nonstructural Safeguards
679
Compensation
705
LongDistance Services
731
Data Services
1048
Act
1094
Providers
1104
Bell Divestiture Decree
1122
Video Services
1164
14
1206
Privacy Intellectual Property
1210
Act of 1986
1218
of Its Customers
1304
Table of Secondary Authorities
1428
1159
1458
Copyright

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About the Author: Peter W. Huber is a Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institue, and Of Counsel for the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Todd & Evans

John Thorne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he publishes the bimonthly food newsletter Simple Cooking.

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