Verizon Gives Up On Price-Control Immunity Bids

Law360, New York (September 1, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has ceased its efforts to gain immunity from regulatory limits on how much it can charge rivals for access to its land-line networks in six metropolitan areas, including New York and Boston, according to a Federal Communications Commission notice.

The FCC said Tuesday it had consequently dropped its review of how it should tackle requests like Verizon's claiming that that price limitations on network access are no longer required in areas where competition has developed sufficiently.

Qwest Corp. also dropped similar bids for...
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