FCC Must Interpret Proper Tariffs In AT&T Suit, Court Says

Law360 (July 23, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission must weigh whether a local phone carrier overcharged AT&T Corp. for carrying out-of-state phone calls and whether AT&T failed to appropriately pay the tariffs, a Missouri federal court ordered Monday.

According to AT&T, the local exchange carrier, Missouri Network Alliance LLC, violated the FCC's rules in the way it charged so-called interstate and intrastate tariffs for traffic that passes over its network. Missouri Network Alliance has, in turn, alleged that AT&T failed to pay the proper rates that the local carrier charged.

The federal district court now says that the dispute is best interpreted by the FCC,...

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