The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized AT&T Communications of Maryland, Inc. to compete with local exchange telephone carriers (LECs) throughout the state as a "co-carrier and reseller." According to the PSC, AT&T plans to enter the LEC market as a reseller, expanding over time to offer a full range of facilities-based services.
By separate order, the PSC opened a new proceeding to set wholesale prices for the components of local exchange services. AT&T had argued that the greatest impediment to market entry at the present time is the absence of "cost-based wholesale prices" for local services. Re AT&T Communications, Inc., Case No. 8714, Order No. 72432, Feb. 13, 1996 (Md.P.S.C.).
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