SPOTLIGHT: Will possible FCC overhaul hurt big telcos?


While the cable TV industry was a favorite target of the Federal Communications Commission in 2007, the biggest companies in the traditional telco industry comparatively had a better regulatory year--at least until Verizon Communications was denied a bid for forbearance from network access charge regulation.

That denial and the pressing Congressional review and possible overhaul of the FCC could indicate that big telcos may face more intense scrutiny on issues such as forbearance in the year ahead, according to a report at Politico.

For more:
- read that piece at Politico

Related articles:
- The FCC rejected Verizon's latest forbearance bid in December

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