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66 Fed. Comm. L.J. [i] (2013-2014)

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Welcome to the first Issue of Volume 66 of the Federal
Communications Law Journal, the nation's premier communications law
journal and the official journal of the Federal Communications Bar
This Issue explores a number of important topics in the
communications sector, from cutting-edge regulatory problems to perennial
constitutional quandaries. The Issue opens with an Article on usage-based
broadband pricing by Daniel Lyons, an assistant professor of law at Boston
College Law School. After walking through the rise of usage based pricing
in the broadband market and the justifications for adopting such a pricing
model, Professor Lyons concludes that broadband service providers should
be free to experiment with alternative pricing mechanisms, absent
anticompetitive concerns.
Next, the Issue presents an Article by Samuel L. Feder, a partner at
Jenner & Block LLP and former General Counsel of the FCC, Matthew E.
Price, an associate with the same firm, and Andrew C. Noll, a J.D.
candidate at Stanford Law School. They discuss the Supreme Court's
recent decision in City of Arlington v. Federal Communications
Commission, which upheld the FCC's shot-clocking rules, framing the
majority opinion as a departure from the Court's previous decisions and
asking how Arlington's reasoning might be applied to litigation over the
FCC's Open Internet Order.
The Issue also features an Essay by former FCC Chairman Reed
Hundt and Gregory Rosston, former FCC Deputy Chief Economist. In this
piece, the authors explore the competition policies that the Commission has
used in the past and how those regulatory models might be applied to
different industries under the FCC's purview.
In addition to these pieces, this Issue contains three student Notes. In
the first Note, Holly Trogdon discusses the potential for reducing
infrastructure build-out costs through federal-state coordination, analyzing
Google's deployment of fiber to the home in Kansas City as a case study.
In the second Note, Darrel Pae takes a hard look at retransmission consent
negotiations, arguing for expanding the FCC's role in overseeing the
substantive aspects of such negotiations. In the third Note, Mary Shields
addresses the interference problems that arose in the LightSquared-GPS
dispute and proposes principles for resolving similar disputes based on the
law of public prescriptive easements.
The Journal is committed to providing its readership with substantive
coverage of relevant topics in communications law, and we appreciate the
continued support of contributors and readers alike. We welcome your
feedback and submissions-any questions or comments about this Issue or
future Issues may be directed to fclj c law.gwu.edu, and any submissions

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