AT&T Statement on FCC Order to Uphold Regulatory Relief for Business Broadband Services

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We are pleased that the FCC upheld its 2017 decision to provide nationwide regulatory relief for business broadband transport services.  The Commission affirmed, as the evidence shows, that there is widespread competition for these services from cable…

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Bold BDS Order Borne Out in Business Fiber Growth Statistics

by Caroline Van Wie

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Yesterday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s new Business Data Services (BDS) regime. As you may recall, in April of last year, the FCC took the bold step of reforming the BDS rules. With this action, the Commission cleared the underbrush of unnecessary and…

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BDS Reform for 2017, Not 2005

by Caroline Van Wie

Assistant Vice President of Federal Regulatory

2005 was an awfully long time ago, when the world looked a lot different than it does today.  Beyoncé hadn’t gone solo yet and was still topping the charts with Destiny’s Child – Lemonade wouldn’t be released for eleven more years.  The last reboot of the Star Wars franchise was still in theaters with Star…

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