The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Main menu:

Spring 2013 - Regulation of Broadcast/Cable/Telecommunications

Spitzer, Matthew L

Course ID: 379M  Unique # 29295  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm TNH 3.114
   Wednesday 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm TNH 3.114
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Thursday, May 2    1:30 pm          A-Z

This course examines the rationales for, and structures of, regulating broadcasting, cable and telecommunications.  We will concentrate on entry controls (the need for licenses or franchises); economic controls (such as price controls or required interconnection); content controls (e.g.  prohibition of indecency in broadcasting between 6 AM and 10 PM); and finish with a regulation that is a bit of both economic and content control (net neutrality).  If we have time we will also cover spectrum auctions, and the regulation of wireline telephone. 

Related Course Areas