This course will provide an overview of telecommunications law and policy in the United States. Topics covered will include (but will not be limited to) the following: the structure of contemporary telecommunications networks; the legal regimes governing inter-carrier payments, universal service, spectrum use, wiretapping, privacy and other consumer protections; and the role of law, politics, and economics in the policy-making process. Special focus will be placed on issues arising from the sweeping technological and marketplace developments reshaping telecommunications regulation, including the growth of next-generation broadband networks and internet protocol applications.
- Course Number: IP-0098
- Credits: 2
- Course Format: Lecture
- Eligibility: Open to all students.
- Final examination: 100%
- Midterm examination: -
- Class prep. and participation: -
- Research paper: -
- Regular submissions/quizzes: -
- Other (see syllabus): -