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Windstream says incumbents' tariffs, network ubiquity inhibit CLEC IP transition

Windstream isn't opposed to making a transition to IP and fiber, but in the markets where it operates as a CLEC the service provider says it is at a disadvantage in terms of gaining access to existing local network infrastructure.

CenturyLink, Verizon say FCC should not re-regulate the special access market

CenturyLink and Verizon have fired the latest salvos in the special access saga, claiming that the FCC should refrain from re-regulating the special access market due to the growth of competitive service options from cable providers and CLECs.

USTelecom wants cable's business services dominance considered in new special access rules

As the FCC begins to cull through the mountains of data on special access services, USTelecom, the industry forum focused on incumbent telcos, says the regulator should consider how cable has become a dominant force in the business segment.

Sprint disses ILECs' inflated special access costs as FCC completes comment period

Speaking to the media on the heels of the deadline to submit comments for the FCC's special access proceeding, Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint, said wireless backhaul costs the carrier pays to ILECs have continued to rise.

Verizon calls cable operators a wild card in the business services market

Verizon says that cable operators' efforts to build fiber networks to deliver Ethernet and IP-based services will enable them to compete in 77.1 percent of the carrier's wireline markets.

AT&T says CLECs misunderstand special access terms, rates

AT&T has responded to the FCC's investigation of its special access pricing regime, saying that competitive service providers' allegations that it locks-in certain volume-related commitments are false.

CenturyLink says ILECs have no advantage in greenfield fiber deployments

CenturyLink said in a letter to the FCC that claims by the ACA and XO Communications-- that ILECs have an advantage over CLECs when it comes to deploying fiber in greenfield deployments-- is counterintuitive and that any advantage that ILECs had in the past has evaporated thanks to recent inroads by CLECs and cable companies.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon want more time to review special access data

A group of ILECs-- AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon-- have jointly asked the FCC to extend the deadline to submit Direct Cases related to the regulator's assessment of ILECs' special access rates.

Verizon says Windstream, Incompas want to shift special construction costs to incumbent carriers

Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.

INCOMPAS, CCA oppose USTelecom, ILEC request to extend special access review

INCOMPAS, which was formerly known as COMPTEL, has joined the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) in opposing a request from USTelecom to extend the upcoming comment and reply comment deadlines in the FCC's special access data review process.