High Court To Weigh In On Telecom Competition Cases

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 2:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on whether incumbent local telephone companies can charge rival telecoms competitive rates for access to network-connecting entrance facilities instead of less expensive, cost-based fees.

The court on Friday granted petitions of certiorari to the Michigan Public Service Commission and to Talk America Inc., which hope to overturn a February opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that Michigan Bell Telephone Co. did not have to provide competitors with access to those transmission facilities at...
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