Network Industries

 

Spring, 2014

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Readings: Set 1; Admitted Students

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Slides

Th, 3/27

1

Introduction: The Problem of Natural Monopoly and the Duties of the Public Enterprise

New State Ice Co.

1-14

Slides

M, 3/31

2

Pricing: The Constitutional Framework

Smyth, Southwestern Bell, Hope, Duquesne

15-36

Slides

W, 4/2

3

Pricing: A Traditional Rate-of-Return Regulation Case

Thornburg I, Thornburg II

37-54

Slides

Th, 4/3

4

Pricing: Price Caps

National Rural Telecom Assín, Bell Atlantic, U.S. Telephone Assín, TOPUC, FCC Order

55-72

Slides

M, 4/7

5

Pricing: Unbundling and Pricing Standards under the 1996 Telcom Act

Iowa Utilities, Verizon

73-94

Slides

W, 4/9

6

Access and Common Carriage: History

The Express Cases

95-110

Slides

F, 4/11

7

ACC: The Pole Attachments Act

Gulf Power

111-120

Slides

M, 4/14

8

ACC: Interconnection and Data Roaming

Cellco

121-136

Slides

W, 4/16

9

Building Infrastructure: Public Highways and Rural Electricity

Selections from 1916 and 1956 Highway Acts, The Rural Electrification Act of 1936

137-150

Slides

Th, 4/17

10

Building Infrastructure: Natural Gas Pipelines

Wood, Southern Natural Gas

151-164

Slides

M, 4/21

11

Cont.

FERC Gas Pipeline Order, BNP Paribas

165-182

Slides

W, 4/23

12

Engineering Markets: Electricity

California AB 1890, FERC 1996 Cal Order, Cal Power Exchange, Cal ISO

183-208

Slides

Th, 4/24

13

Cont.

Morgan Stanley

209-226

Slides

M, 4/28

14

Cont.

 

 

Slides

W, 4/30

15

Platforms: Patents and Standard Setting

 

 

Slides

Th, 5/1

16

Cont.

 

 

Slides

M, 5/5

17

Cont.

 

 

Slides

W, 5/17

18

Communications Platforms: The Post Office

 

 

Slides

Th, 5/8

19

Commnications Platforms: Digital TV Standards and Spectrum

 

 

Slides

M, 5/12

20

Communications Platforms: Broadband: Legal Framework

 

 

Slides

W, 5/14

21

Communications Platforms: Network Neutrality

 

 

Slides

Th, 5/15

22

Cont.

 

 

Slides

M, 5/19

23

Communications Platforms: Incentive Spectrum Auctions

 

 

Slides

W, 5/21

24

Review

Slides

Full Set