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Supreme Court Mulls Entrance Fees In Telecom Fight

Law360 (March 30, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Michigan solicitor general urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to adopt the Federal Communications Commission's view that incumbent telephone carriers should be required to charge rival telecoms cost-based fees, instead of competitive rates, for access to network-connecting entrance facilities.

Because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit's February 2010 decision allowing these incumbent carriers to charge competitive rates for access to their entrance facilities overruled the FCC's own interpretation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the high court should overturn this ruling, Michigan...
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