An Introduction to U.S. Telecommunications Law

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Artech House, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 374 pages
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This completely revised and updated edition includes a comprehensive look at the U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996, its sweeping reforms, and the short-term increase in TC regulation complexity resulting from its passage. An Introduction to U.S. Telecommunications Law, Second Edition is a concise, jargon-free reference describing how electronic media and telecommunications companies are required to price their services, interconnect with customers and other service providers, and respond to competition.
  

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Contents

How Much May ILECs Charge for Local
5
Local Exchange Service Rates
15
How Much May an ILEC Charge
23
Pricing Nonbasic Services Under the Antitrust Laws
29
When Must an ILEC Interconnect Its Facilities with
35
ILEC Services Provided to IXCs
45
ILEC Services Provided to CMRS Providers
53
The Bell Operating Companies
61
Mobile Telephone Companies
123
HI Regulation of Mobile Telephone Licensees
129
Internet Service Providers
139
Jurisdiction over ISP Activities
158
Problems of Electronic Commerce
170
Universal Service
185
Explicit HighCost Support Programs Before
186
International Services
199

Competing Local Exchange Carriers
85
CLEC Access to ILEC Facilities ILEC Services
86
Part II
101
Regulation of DCCs Today
109
Pay Telephones and Operator Services Providers
115
Appendix
209
Specific Economic Issues in Telecommunications Law
231
Conclusion
246
About the Author
359
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Charles H. Kennedy is an attorney with Morrison & Foerster, LLP. Mr. Kennedy is the author of three popular books on the law of electronic communications and is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School.

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