FCC Expected To Ease Regulations In Special-Access Market

Law360, Washington (April 19, 2017, 10:42 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission appears poised to approve a deregulatory framework for business data services in a vote Thursday, applying a relaxed competition test to determine which parts of the country are subject to pricing and other restrictions and resolving the long-standing question of how the agency will approach the services, even as uncertainties remain.

The Republican-led FCC has laid out an approach in a draft plan that would ease regulations for incumbent providers of the services, in a departure from a plan teed up by...
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