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FCC to stop enforcing some outdated Baby Bell rules

Friday 18 December 2015 | 15:59 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to no longer enforce multiple dated rules governing legacy local phone companies, known as incumbent local exchange carriers or ILECs. The move follows a petition filed by the US Telecom industry trade association. Many of the rules dated to the former "Baby Bell" telephone companies for long distance telephone service. With the long distance service market very different today than it was then, these rules generally no longer are necessary to protect consumers or competition.

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