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FCC suspends special access deregulation, could affect Sprint backhaul costs


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While everyone knows that VZW and AT&T dominate the consumer side of the domestic wireless industry, it is a lesser known fact that their parent companies also control so many of the special access lines that wireless carriers use for backhaul, and a complaint is that those parent companies abuse this position to sock it to wireless competitors. Sprint, for its part, has sought out AAV (Alternative Access Vendors) to provide backhaul for Network Vision, but this FCC move to take closer looks at special access competition and potentially regulate pricing could help reduce backhaul costs industry wide.


Here is your bedtime reading for tonight...





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Ha, reading at night does not work for this guy.


If you have insomnia, the overwhelming level of documentation contained within most internal and external FCC filings is almost guaranteed to put you to sleep -- unless you have a law degree, as then your brain might think that you are at work.



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