University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Telecommunications Law

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.

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