AT&T Asks Texas To End Oversight Of 100 Local Markets

Law360, Dallas (August 6, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The Texas subsidiary of AT&T Inc. asked the state Public Utility Commission on Monday to deregulate more than 100 local phone exchange markets in cities with populations under 100,000, saying it has enough competitors in those areas to satisfy state requirements.

Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., which operates as AT&T Texas, asked the PUC to find that sufficient competition exists in the 109 local markets to trigger deregulation under a 2005 state law intended to increase competition among phone and Internet utility companies. The request triggers a...
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