Verizon gains against competition complaint

The enforcement bureau of the Federal Communications Commission is recommending to FCC commissioners that Verizon Communications did not improperly use proprietary information or act in an anti-competitive manner when it tried to retain customers who had decided to switch their services to cable TV companies.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks had filed the complaint with the FCC, whose commissioners still must issue a final ruling based on the recommendation of the agency's enforcement staff. The enforcement bureau also recommended the FCC seek more input on voice, video and Internet competitive practices to determine if more regulation is needed. The cable TV industry already is evaluating whether or not to appeal.

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