Phone Carriers Don't Have To Aid Rivals: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 6:22 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that incumbent telephone carriers aren't required to provide access to their “entrance facilities” to competitors at cost, overruling the Federal Communications Commission's own interpretation of the law and upholding a lower court decision.

Though incumbent local exchange carriers must provide access to their networks at cost, they do not have to give competitive local exchange carriers cheap access to specially constructed facilities that let them tap in, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said in a Tuesday...
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