FCC Calls Shots On Special Access Policy: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (July 17, 2009, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Friday squashed a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's decision to lift some regulations from telecommunications companies that maintain exclusive control over broadband lines that deliver the "last mile" of Internet services to businesses.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions to review the FCC's 2007 ruling that removed dominant-carrier pricing regulation from incumbent local exchange carriers — mainly Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc. and Qwest Corp. — while keeping in place the more basic...
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