Verizon's 2006 forbearance OK upheld

Despite losing a request for forbearance from access charge regulation in six markets last week, a federal court has upheld a 2006 vote by the Federal Communications Commission that resulted in Verizon being granted forbearance in other markets. That 2006 vote actually was a tie among voting commissioners, but under FCC guidelines, a tie or inability to take decisive action under deadline means that a petition is actually approved. Many carriers opposed the action-by-inaction, and Sprint Nextel challenged it in court, to no avail, as it turns out.

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