AT&T Tells FCC To Block Analyst's Access To Data

Law360, Washington (October 14, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT) -- AT&T has moved to block the disclosure of its so-called special access data to an independent telecommunications analyst, telling the Federal Communications Commission in an objection filed Tuesday there is no "legitimate reason" for the analyst to review the highly sensitive material.

The FCC has collected reams of data, subject to protective orders, on the $40 billion U.S. market for special access — a wholesale service that provides guaranteed transmission of high volumes of data — as it looks at rate regulation on phone and broadband services for businesses, universities and hospitals.

AT&T said Tuesday that telecommunications analyst and executive director...

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