AT&T Challenges Order From Mich. Utility Commission

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subsidiary of AT&T Inc. has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Michigan Public Service Commission from arbitrating a dispute with Sprint Nextel Corp. over the proposed extension of an interconnection agreement.

AT&T Michigan brought its complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, saying the Telecommunications Act of 1996 — which requires incumbent local exchange carriers like AT&T Michigan to enter into interconnection agreements with competitive local exchange carriers like Sprint — does not authorize the MPSC to arbitrate...
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