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Texas Judge Rips Telecom Act Finds Prejudice Against Baby Bells

Fortnightly Magazine - March 1 1998

would actually permit nondiscriminatory access. Docket No. P-55, Sub 1022, Jan 14, 1998 (N.C.U.C.).

WASHINGTON: A POWERFUL INCENTIVE. In a generic policy statement, state regulators said they would not require BOCs to demonstrate a competitive market, but would not grant certification if agreements existed only "on paper." Such "paper availability" of nondiscriminatory interconnection services would suffice only when no request had been made. Regulators added that "conditioning the entry into interLATA toll is perhaps the most powerful available incentive for BOCs" to offer nondiscriminatory interconnection. Docket No. UT0970300, Oct. 24, 1997 (Wash.U.T.C.).

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