Tag Archives: Special access

The FCC Deregulates Most Business Data Services

Ending a decade-long examination of incumbent carrier special access and related services, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC), on April 28, 2017, released a Report & Order (the Order) setting forth a deregulatory framework for business data services (BDS).  The Commission found that, in most instances, BDS – “dedicated point-to-point transmission of data at … Continue Reading

CompTel Asks Court to Compel Action on Special Access

Since 2002, purchasers of special access services from the incumbent local telephone companies have been asking the FCC to revise its pricing rules for the services.   Last month, CompTel (the leading trade association for competitive carriers) and a coalition of others asked the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to require the FCC to … Continue Reading
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