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Recent decision good news for PAETEC

AT&T and other larger communications companies will have to share their lines with their smaller competitors. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that AT&T Michigan, as an incumbent local exchange carrier ...

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FCC move to close program access loophole upheld

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TV providers and other rivals.

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FOIA ruling denies corporate exemption

Corporations cannot use a “personal privacy” exemption in responding to a Freedom of Information request, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. Its unanimous opinion, issued last week, reverses a lower court in Philadelphia ...

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PAETEC acquires Va. telephone company

PAETEC Holding Corp. has completed its acquisition of privately-owned Cavalier Telephone Corp. PAETEC, headquartered in Perinton, now has more than 36,700 total fiber-route miles, including 10,600 metro fiber-route miles ...

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FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges.

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FCC indecency policy ruling appealed

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television.

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Second Circuit tosses US fleeting expletives policy

NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule ...

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