Communications Law (2 credits)

This course will focus on the law and economics underlying the regulation of telecommunications services. It will cover, at a minimum, regulation of two-way point-to-point communication (what used to be known as telephony), use of the broadcast spectrum, wireless and broadband regulation, and regulation of the Internet. Conceptually, the course will focus on the ideas about networks, monopoly and vertical integration and the role of administrative agencies in addressing issues raised by these attributes of the telecommunications market.