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 second issue of Volume 70 of the Federal Communications Law Journal ("Journal"), the official journal of the Federal Communications Bar Association. In March 2018, the Journal successfully held its 2nd Annual Symposium at The George Washington University Law School. Lawyers from the government, private and public sectors had lively discussions on the issue of how regulation over communications technology should change as new types of technology add jurisdictional complications. Along those lines, this Annual Symposium issue explores the theme of regulation and reform.

The first article of this issue is penned by John W. Mayo, a Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Professor Mayo examines various avenues for regulatory reform, as he sees the importance of regulation in accelerating the deployment of next-generation broadband networks.

The first Student Note is written by Donald Crowell, who suggests that law enforcement's access to content-based information should be made more difficult, that provisions in the Stored Communications Act should be revised, and that the NTIA should be given the authority to define and regulate electronic communications providers and remote communication service providers. The second Student Note is written by Michael Farr, who seeks to correct what he sees as the FCC's abuse of transaction review authority by subjecting such transactions ending in voluntary commitments to judicial review instead. …

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