DC Circ. Won't Disturb FCC's Handset Ruling Against Carriers

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2014, 4:14 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to vacate a Federal Communications Commission ruling that required three small wireless carriers to provide hearing aid-compatible handsets to their customers, saying the agency wasn't obligated to waive liability for their tardy compliance.

Denying the carriers' petition for review of the FCC order, the appeals court upheld the agency's denial of their pleas for an extension to the September 2006 deadline requiring all Tier III cellular carriers to provide hearing aid-compatible handsets, even though the FCC provided similar relief to...
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