DOJ Clears Verizon-MCI Merger

The US. Department of Justice today cleared the way for Verizon Communications Inc. to buy MCI Inc. and the FCC is expected to vote on the combination tomorrow. The departments Antitrust Division filed civil lawsuits today in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to block the proposed acquisition, but the proposed settlements it attached would […]

Court Clears FCC to Write New Rules

A federal appeals court has put on hold a request by big local phone companies to reject interim wholesale telecommunications rules, giving the FCC some breathing room as it works to adopt permanent regulations. Qwest Communications International Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and the United States Telecom Association had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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