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69 Fed. Comm. L.J. [i] (2017-2018)

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      Welcome to the first Issue of Volume 69 of the Federal
Communications   Law  Journal, the nation's premier communications  law
journal and  the  official journal of the Federal Communications Bar
Association. As we commence   with Volume  69, we  are excited to publish
several timely and  thought-provoking  pieces about  vital topics in the
communications  field. This Issue has a particular focus on matters relating to
domestic  and international broadband deployment, the digital divide, and
emerging technologies.
      To start, T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, and Michael Stern use
economic  theory to describe current barriers to broadband deployment. They
offer an economic model to show how limited broad services such as recently-
introduced  free-but-limited deployment   programs   may encourage
broadband   access  and   adoption  for  lower-income  users  in  some
      This Issue also contains three student Notes. First, Chasel Lee explores
the history of driverless cars and recent developments in their production and
regulation. In response to questions involving cybersecurity and privacy,
Lee's  Note proposes a  nuanced federal regulatory scheme that connects
public and private entities and offers states and industry breathing room to
experiment and innovate.
      In our next  student Note, Stephen  Klein discusses the new  First
Responder   Network  Authority  (FirstNet), which creates a  nationwide
broadband  network for the exclusive use of first responders. Klein implores
regulators and policymakers to not forget about rural first responders and
recommends   several ways that this new scheme can  help first responders
better protect citizens in both urban and rural areas.
      Finally, Qiusi Yang's Note introduces readers to recent international
agreements  and  disputes. Yang discusses regulatory hurdles that United
States-based companies  face  in foreign host countries and the Federal
Communications   Commission's  (FCC) role in regulating the entry of foreign
carriers into the US market. Finally, Yang proposes several methods by which
the US can fulfill its commitments to the World Trade Organization and work
with foreign nations to create procompetitive regulatory schemes.
      As always, the Journal is committed to providing its readership with
substantive coverage  of  relevant topics in  communications  law.  We
appreciate the  continued support of  our readers and  contributors. We
welcome  your feedback and submissions-any  questions or comments about
this Issue or future issues may be directed to fclj@law.gwu.edu, and any
submissions   for   publication  consideration  may   be   directed  to
fcljarticles@law.gwu.edu. This  Issue and  our archive are  available at

      Warren  Kessler

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