Jay L. Witkin replaces Jerome Feit, who retired, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's solicitor. Also at the FERC, Judith Ann Dowd will serve as an administrative law judge. Dowd joins...
only found no reliable evidence of local competition, but cited errors in data that PacBell witness Dr. Laurits Christensen presented on market-share erosion and revenue-loss comparison with other LECs. (PacBell's cellular spinoff made these comparisons invalid, says Costa.)
In fact, Costa "couldn't think" of a single major telecommunications player in California that did not oppose the PUC's move to kill the X Factor. She noted that MCI, Sprint, AT&T, Time-Warner, large users, and even cable television firms had all joined with TURN to save the X Factor.
"You cannot act as if these guys are facing competition," says Costa. "Even the cable television guys don't like this decision."
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