FCC's Martin Is A Minority Of 1 On 'Porting'

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Over the last 30 years, the Federal Communications Commission has adopted policies designed to stimulate competitive choice for consumers of telecommunications services.

These policies have paralleled convergence in the telecommunications marketplace as traditional telephone companies have sought to enter the video business, cable TV companies have sought to enter telephony, and both have sought to provide Internet access.

One of these FCC policies allows consumers to change their telephone service provider while keeping their number. This process is known as "porting" (customers are said to move...
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