Federal Communications Law Journal

Trade journal covering communications law. Published in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, December

A Round "PEG" for a Round Hole: Advocating for the Town of Oyster Bay's Public Access Channel Restrictions
I. INTRODUCTION A new version of an old trend is rising in the advertising world. Often called "alternative" or "guerilla" marketing, the trend finds marketers giving expensive items from expensive product lines to trendsetting college students,...
Editor's Note
Welcome to the first issue of Volume 56 of the Federal Communications Law Journal. The staff is excited about this issue's broad range of topics, including local telephone service regulation, political advertising on broadcast television stations,...
Is Federal Preemption Efficient in Cellular Phone Regulation?
Increased regulation of wireless telephone service is being proposed by both federal and state policy makers, raising the question of optimal jurisdiction. The case for decentralization (state rules) is strongest when the economic activity being regulated...
Say Cheese: The Constitutionality of State-Mandated Free Airtime on Public Broadcasting Stations in Wisconsin
I. INTRODUCTION On July 26, 2002, the State of Wisconsin, as part of a comprehensive budget bill and campaign finance reform package, required the State Board of Elections to promulgate rules that require all public television stations (including...
TELRIC vs. Universal Service: A Takings Violation?
I. INTRODUCTION By longstanding tradition, local phone companies are required to sell their services to customers at roughly comparable prices. (1) This so-called "universal service" obligation is intended to ensure that people who live in rural...
The Role of Efficiencies in Telecommunications Merger Review
I. INTRODUCTION A. The Rise and Fall of the Telecom Industry In the last decade, the telecommunications industry has experienced significant growth and consolidation in response to such external factors as deregulation and liberalization, technological...