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Policy Then & Now

FCC ISSUES THEN: Much of the FCCs actions 20 years ago centered on the Fairness Doctrine. According to an archive article from Time magazine, the agency contended that government regulation had a chilling effect on TV and discouraged the free discussion of public issues. NOW: The FCC spent much of 2006 embroiled in megamerger debates […]

Soap Box – Operating in the Detariffed Environment:

Posted: 09/2001 Soap Box Operating in the Detariffed Environment: Are You Ready? By Charles H. Heleinn Charles Heleinn July 31, after nearly two decades and countless trips to the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Communications Commission’s wish to rid itself of the burden of processing, reviewing and warehousing reams of […]

Unholy Contract  – The Legacy and Abuse of the Filed Rate Doctrine

Posted: 05/1999 Unholy Contract The Legacy and Abuse of the Filed Rate Doctrine By Neil S. Ende In America, the contract is a fundamental and indispensable part of our culture and business life. Virtually no significant business transaction is consummated without the execution of a contract. The enforceability, indeed the "sanctity" of the contract, is […]

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