Round Table

ROUNDTABLE… ON RULES THE FCC RELEASED FREEING THE BIGGEST LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES FROM OBLIGATIONS TO SHARE LOCAL LOOPS WITH COMPETITORS IF THEY BUILD A FIBER NETWORK WITHIN 500 FEET OF A HOME OR SMALL BUSINESS. “This relief was necessary to restore incentives to make substantial investments of capital, which come with no assurance of any […]

Covad Keeps on Trucking Under Grandfather Clause

Posted: 10/2003 Covad Keeps on Trucking Under Grandfather Clause Shares of Covad Communications Co. traded at a meager 54 cents the day after the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules threatening to limit the companys ability to provide broadband access to homes. Six months later, after receiving the written order governing those regulations, the market […]

Collateral Damage

Posted: 4/2003 Collateral Damage Line Sharing Surprising Casualty of FCC Dealmaking By Josh Long Executives at Covad Communications Co. were stunned by the Federal Communications Commission decision to eliminate line-sharing requirements, particularly since two Democrat commissioners apparently phased out the regulations in order to make a compromise in its Triennial Review order governing telephone and […]

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