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Number Portability Decision a Win for Consumers

USTelecom welcomes the DC Circuit's decision in Neustar's challenge of the LNPA administrator award.

Background: This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a challenge by Neustar over the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to choose Telcordia Technologies (i.e. iconectiv) as the next local number portability administrator. USTelecom was an intervenor in this case.

The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

WTA Files Comments on Review and Possible Revision of Separations Rules
Yesterday, WTA filed comments regarding the review and possible overhaul of the separations rules.  WTA’s comments urge that a significant overhaul of the separations rules is neither necessary nor cost-justified given the limited application of the separations rules in today’s marketplace due to changes in services and regulatory structures.  WTA also cautions the Commission that separations changes can […]

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