tw telecom, one of the largest competitive service providers, followed the route of other CLECs and asked the FCC to deny AT&T's proposal to eliminate certain long-term contracts that offer pricing discounts on TDM-based special access circuits it uses to connect business customers to its network.
Windstream is the latest service provider to ask the FCC to take a closer look at AT&T's proposal to eliminate discounts for five-year and longer term plans for its TDM-based special access services.
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AT&T is putting plans on hold to increase charges for special access services after facing an outcry from its wholesale competitive carrier customers.
BT Global has asked the FCC to place caps on the fees AT&T and Verizon can charge for special access services such as TDM-based T1 and DS-3 to "level the playing field," reports The Telegraph.
AT&T's decision to raise special access rates is drawing fire from a group of wireless operators and CLECs that say the move is an abuse of its dominant position.
The Federal Communications Commission released its revised data request on the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking providing instructions covering special access. It will use it to see if it has to make any changes to its pricing flexibility rules.
In a move criticized by the NCTA and at least one commissioner, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday officially launched a broad-reaching, mandatory data collection initiative that will inform future review of the controversial special access regulations.
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Reforming the rules governing the special access circuits that CLECs like tw telecom have to purchase from incumbent carriers in order to extend their services is a big priority for competitive providers these days. Sean Buckley sat down with tw telecom CEO Larissa Herda at the COMPTEL Fall show to discuss special access as well as the company's strategy for success in a rapidly consolidating market segment.