Academic journal article Federal Communications Law Journal

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Federal Communications Law Journal

Editor's Note

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Welcome to the third issue of the fifty-sixth volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal. This issue, comprised of four Articles and one student Note, deals with topics such as regulatory parity, international and comparative wireless regulation, the democratic governance of telecommunications regulation, regulation of IP networks, and the effect of broadcast rates on Internet radio stations.

In the first Article, Sherille Ismail suggests that a more workable approach to achieving equal treatment of similarly-situated communications service operators would be to resolve the issues according to identifiable policies, rather than general notions of equality. In the second Article, Leonard J. Kennedy and Heather A. Purcell compare United States and European Union wireless regulation and argue that obstacles, such as conflicting court and FCC decisions and government regulation, must be overcome in order to promote a healthy wireless communications industry in the US. In the third Article, Michael J. Legg concludes that Congress should become more involved in access pricing in order to prevent further undermining of the democratic governance of telecommunications regulation, especially with respect to the relationship between TELRIC and the Takings Clause. Finally, in the fourth Article, Richard S. …

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