This readings course will focus on the two central issues in contemporary telecommunications – net neutrality and the opening up of additional electromagnetic spectrum for new services. On net neutrality, we will address both its legality and its possible application to a variety of new services. On spectrum, we will consider different forms of spectrum usage rights (such as licenses, which have been the traditional form of usage rights) and the possibilities raised by technologies that can use ever-higher frequencies. Given the evolving nature of these issues, students in the course will be asked to do some research to contribute to the readings considered in the course, and to contribute actively to discussion in each class. We will have six class meetings during the semester at a time convenient to those registered for the course.