Verizon Critics Weigh In With FCC

Law360, New York (March 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Various critics, including the industry association Comptel, voiced their opposition to the Federal Communication Commission over Verizon’s bid for forbearance from unbundling requirements in six major metropolitan areas.

Earl Comstock, president and chief executive of Comptel, blasted Verizon’s petitions for forbearance as an end-run around regulations meant to facilitate competition.

“This is classic anti-competitive behavior by Verizon,” Comstock said. “Rather than compete in the marketplace against competitors who are offering new and innovative services over facilities they buy from Verizon, Verizon seeks to eliminate its competitors...
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