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U.S. Slow In Fostering Telecom Competition: Report

Law360 (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States has lagged behind a spate of European countries in promoting sustainable and effective competition in the telecommunications industry, according to a new report.

The Communications Association of Choice, or COMPTEL, said in a so-called regulatory scorecard released Thursday that the U.S. had ranked eighth among the 18 countries surveyed, behind the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and Spain.

Although the U.S. performed well in regard to the general authority provided to the Federal Communications Commission, the scorecard illustrated that the U.S....
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