Submarine cable regulatory law refers to the legal framework that governs the installation and operation of submarine cables. This area of law is complex, and there are a number of international, national, and regional laws that may apply to submarine cables.
The main international agreement governing submarine cables is the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), which were last updated in 1988. The ITRs establish general principles for the regulation of telecommunications, including submarine cables.
At the national level, countries have their own laws and regulations governing submarine cables. In the United States, for example, submarine cables are subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
There are also a number of regional submarine cable agreements. The most notable of these is the Atlantic submarine cable agreement, which was signed by a number of countries in 1884. This agreement established a regime for the regulation of submarine cables in the Atlantic Ocean.
The law governing submarine cables is constantly evolving, and new regulations are being adopted on a regular basis. As a result, it is important to keep up to date with the latest developments in this area of law.
Telecommunications Law Professionals PLLC has a team of submarine cable regulatory lawyers in Washington DC ready to provide consulting to ensure they stay up-to-date on and adapt to any telecommunications industry changes as needed.
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