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FCC to reduce price regulation in business data market

Friday 21 April 2017 | 11:02 CET | News
The FCC has approved measures to deregulate part of the business data services market. Traditional access services offered by local phone companies (incumbent local exchange carriers, or ILECs) have long been subject to FCC price regulation. However, these copper-based TDM networks are used increasingly less as more competition emerges from cable and fibre operators offering Ethernet and IP-based services. Such networks are often deployed by lightly-regulated competitive carriers, which now account for nearly half of the USD 45 billion market for business data services. As a result the FCC

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