FCC Frees Bells from DSL-Sharing Rules

The FCC today freed the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. In a widely anticipated move, the commission reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. Under previous rules, DSL was considered a telecommunications service, which meant providers had to open their high-speed networks to other ISPs […]

Regulatory News – Appeals Court Frees IXCs from Tariffs

Posted:  07/2000 Appeals Court Frees IXCs from Tariffs By Kim Sunderland All is not lost for the IXCs that lost a three-year battle with the FCC ( in federal appeals court over the requirement that they file federal tariffs outlining their rates or service changes. Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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