Taking Another Look at Federal/State Jurisdictional Relationships in the New Broadband World

September 1, 2011

Paper, Published by National Regulatory Research Institute, Written by Tim Lay, a Spiegel & McDiarmid Partner

Broadband is rapidly displacing what we have known as telecommunications services, a transformation that has disrupted the historical roles of federal and state regulators.  The paper analyzes how broadband has changed federal and state telecommunications policy, provides alternative new models to govern federal and state relationships in a broadband world, and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each.