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CenturyLink-led coalition calls for peer review of FCC's special access proposal

A CenturyLink-led coalition of six service providers has called for a peer review of the FCC's notice of proposed further rulemaking on its special access reform proposal, citing what they say is a flawed analysis of the market.

Sprint to triumph in FCC's 'fundamentally wrong' special access BDS proceeding, think tank says

A free-market think tank argues that Sprint and other smaller players will gain an unfair advantage if the FCC enacts its proposed rules on the special access market.

AT&T has 'highest exposure of any player' in FCC's special access debate, Wells Fargo says

As the FCC continues to debate the business data services (BDS) market, analysts at Wells Fargo warned that AT&T could be significantly affected if the agency eventually decides to cut special access rates.

AT&T, CenturyLink sound off on legacy voice transition, BDS rules

With the Federal Communications Commission proposing a streamlined process for migrating legacy, copper-based voice services to newer IP-based infrastructure, incumbent telcos including AT&T and CenturyLink are hoping to guide that process a bit.

CenturyLink, Frontier lead new special access coalition targeting BDS proposal

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a group of service providers have formed the "Invest in Broadband for America" coalition as the latest effort to encourage FCC to reconsider its business data services proposal.

NCTA to FCC: Want to accelerate 5G? Don't regulate backhaul

The NCTA said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is undermining his stated goal of prioritizing 5G wireless technology by promoting business data regulation that could harm backhaul. In a blog post, Steve...

Verizon, Incompas propose new 8-point special access plan, encourage facilities-based competition

Verizon and Incompas have come together again to propose a new 8 element outline for a framework for Business Data Services (BDS).

FCC's Wheeler: Lack of backhaul competition could delay 5G wireless deployments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says as wireless operators hone their 5G plans, which will leverage higher band frequencies, there will be a need for more cost effective wireline-based backhaul solutions.

Special access revamp needs technology-neutral approach, interest group says

Public Knowledge, a nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based public interest group, says that if the FCC wants to successfully regulate the broadband data services (BDS) market it needs to have a technology neutral policy regime.

CenturyLink: Cable operators have 22 times more Ethernet-capable locations than BDS data lists

CenturyLink has filed a motion to strike what it says is an "irretrievably flawed" data framework in the FCC's recent business data services (BDS) proposal, saying that cable operators understated their capabilities to serve the Ethernet services market.