Appeals Court Vacates FCC Order On Prepaid Cards

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Handing a victory to Qwest Services Corp., an appeals court has vacated a 2006 order by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that blocked the telecommunications company from collecting back payments from providers of so-called “menu-driven” prepaid calling cards.

Handed down Monday, the ruling, written by Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit flipped part of an FCC ruling that centered on two types of prepaid calling cards.

One, an “IP transport” card, uses Internet protocol technology to...
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