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Law and Regulation for a Broadband World

Designing Legal Frameworks for a Broadband World

Module 3, “Law and Regulation in a Broadband World,” discusses the key policies and regulatory trends that policy makers and regulators should take into consideration. As the world moves to a converged ICT environment, countries are reforming their traditional legal and regulatory frameworks to facilitate broadband deployment. This module covers a wide range of policy issues, including liberalization of licensing frameworks, spectrum management policies to maximize wireless broadband, IP-based interconnection regulation, policies to promote competition in the various segments of the broadband supply chain, vertical integration in a converged environment, network neutrality, cybersecurity and data protection, and regulation of online content.