Tuesday, August 26, 2003
New FCC rules on local telephone service and broadband viewed as gift to litigators
About six months ago, there was much hype over the FCC's new ruling on the extent to which the big incumbent local exchange carriers of telephone service would have to share their facilities with others, for local telephone service and for broadband data service. The outcome was announced at a press conference (that I saw replayed on C-SPAN) but the writing did not come out until last week, as described here (among other places), and this article covers the range of reactions to it, including one lawyer's statement that "Every word will be challenged," telecom lawyer Dana Frix told the Times. "My children will go to college on this stuff. This is a lawyer's dream."