A number of Drinker Biddle attorneys recently authored the 18 chapters of the PLI Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2016 – an annually published, 600 plus page comprehensive overview of the issues faced by the many different participants in the telecommunications industry.

Washington, D.C., partner Laura Phillips served as Editor. Partners Eduardo Guzman, Mark Dever, Douglas Bonner, Andy Kassner, Joanne Lewers, Darren Cahr, Howard Liberman, Seamus Duffy, Michael Daly and of counsel Lee Petro, Michael Remington, Dick Edge and associates Cynthia Irani, Camillie Landron, Nathan Pollard and Laura Layton were all contributing authors, with additional assistance from Patrick Thompson.

With the vast increase in the number and kinds of communication devices in the past few decades, the importance and complexity of federal regulation of everything from the “open Internet,” spectrum use and licensing to antitrust and content regulation has grown. The Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2016 covers those and other topics in an easy-to-read Q&A format, including:
• The duties and obligations that apply to providers of telecommunications services, including now Broadband Internet Access providers
• The policy goals behind the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996, as well as other federal statutes and regulations
• The FCC regulation of the radio and television spectrum, as well as ownership restrictions on broadcast stations and cable systems
• Why social media regulation is different from other media, and why the legal and practical analysis often differs from that of traditional advertising and broadcast outlets
• The FCC’s new broadband rules and policies
• The enforcement process for companies or individuals that are alleged to have violated FCC rules or Communications laws
• The rules regulating customer relationships, and the ins and outs of political advertising requirements

For more information on the book, click here.