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FCC starts investigation in business broadband market

Monday 19 October 2015 | 13:43 CET | News
The FCC has announced an inquiry into so-called special access services market, for providing dedicated business networks. According to alternative operators' association Comptel, the inquiry was promised last year by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler when he spoke at a Comptel conference. Comptel's members have complained about the conditions imposed by network operators such as Verizon and AT&T in their TDM-based broadband offers for business customers. The lock-up provisions, requiring large volumes and long-term commitments of up to seven years, make it difficult for customers to switch providers.

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Companies: CenturyLink / FCC / Frontier Communications / Verizon
Countries: United States
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