Telecommunications in the United States

Introduction to Telecommunications

Main Topics of Telecommunications

This entry in the American Encyclopedia has been organized to address the following topics, among others:

  • Telecommunications : FCC Regulations
  • Telecommunications : Satellite and Cable
  • Telecommunications : Telephone
  • Telecommunications : Television

Telecommunications Act (Communications)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of telecommunications act. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Communications is provided. Finally, the subject of Industry Regulation in relation with telecommunications act is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

Finding the law: Telecommunications in the U.S. Code

A collection of general and permanent laws relating to telecommunications, passed by the United States Congress, are organized by subject matter arrangements in the United States Code (U.S.C.; this label examines telecommunications topics), to make them easy to use (usually, organized by legal areas into Titles, Chapters and Sections). The platform provides introductory material to the U.S. Code, and cross references to case law. View the U.S. Code’s table of contents here.


In Legislation

Telecommunications in the U.S. Code: Title 47

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating telecommunications are compiled in the United States Code under Title 47. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Telecommunications (including telecommunications) of the United States. The readers can further narrow their legal research on the topic by chapter and subchapter.


See Also

  • Cable Television
  • Telecommunications international conventions
  • Americans With Disabilities Act: Telecommunications
  • Public Telecommunications Financing Act Of 1978
  • Telecommunications Trade Act Of 1988
  • Agreement relating to the international telecommunications satellite organization
  • FCC Regulations
  • Convention establishing the European telecommunications satellite organization
  • Telephone Companies

Further Reading