New Directions in Communications Policy is a collection of original essays by some of the nation's most prominent law and economics scholars. The essays address the most topical, controversial, and important communications law and policy topics. In the midst of remarkable technological, marketplace, and regulatory changes, the authors discuss Internet regulation and net neutrality, mass media and broadband policy, the First Amendment and the Fairness Doctrine, universal service subsidies, institutional reform of the FCC, and continuing problems with the implementation of the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996. In addition to providing the context necessary to understand the topics discussed, every essay contains specific reform recommendations. These forward-looking recommendations comprise a practical guide for policymakers as they struggle to update communications policies to conform to the realities of the digital age. And the essays comprise a rich literature for students exploring the ins-and-outs of communications policy.
The contributors, each of whom is nationally recognized as a leading expert on the subject of their essays, are: Gerald Brock; Diane Disney; Richard Epstein; Randolph May; John Mayo; Bruce Owen; Glen Robinson; James Speta; Dennis Weisman; Steven Wildman; and Christopher Yoo.