10th Circ. Upholds FCC's Unbundling Order On Qwest

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Monday shot down Qwest Corp.'s bid to escape an order requiring it to comply with unbundling and dominant-carrier regulations in the Phoenix area, saying a Federal Communications Commission policy shift affecting the case was not grounds for approving the request.

A three-judge panel found that the FCC's change in requirements for communications companies seeking forbearance was reasonable. The commission also rejected Qwest's argument that it should automatically receive approval because the FCC failed to make the requisite statutory findings, saying the commission...
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