Telecom Co. Says FCC Shorted It $6.1M For Undersea Cable

Law360, Washington (September 24, 2018, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A rural telephone company serving native Hawaiians urged a D.C. Circuit panel in oral arguments Monday to upend a Federal Communications Commission order the company says left it short-funded for an undersea cable by more than $6 million a year. 

Sandwich Isles Communications Inc. is fighting for funding from the National Exchange Carrier Commission, which balked at sharing money from an industry-funded pool in a decision ultimately upheld by the FCC in December 2016, but only after staffers in the FCC’s Wireline Bureau initially sided with Sandwich Isles.

Although AT&T Inc., which is fighting to keep Sandwich Isles from the NECA pool, has pointed out that...

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