U.s. Court Of Appeals Forces Federal Communications Commission To Reconsider Local Sharing Rules

Seen as a major victory for dominant local phone companies such as Verizon Communications and BellSouth, the Federal Trade Commission (“FCC”) was ordered to reconsider its rules and foster competition. The FCC is in the process of modifying its rules and considering the court’s recommendations.

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