DC Circ. Tosses Hawaii Co.'s Cable Suit Against FCC

Law360 (October 23, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit in a per curiam judgment Tuesday rejected a bid by a rural telephone company serving native Hawaiians to upend a Federal Communications Commission order the company said left it short-funded for an undersea cable, saying the company did not show how the order was “arbitrary and capricious.”

Sandwich Isles Communications' argument that the FCC's decision to keep the company from a pool of money sourced from telecommunications companies is not persuasive because the company is attacking a standard commonly used by regulatory agencies, the court said.

The court also said Sandwich Isles' estimation for the annual cost of...

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February 3, 2017

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