USTelecom Takes Aim at Interconnection, Conduct Standard

USTelecom has signaled the arguments it plans to make in its court challenge of the FCC's Feb. 26 decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service subject to common carrier regulation. Among them are the FCC's classification of interconnection under Title II and its creation of an "amorphous" general conduct standard.

In a nonbinding statement of issues — it could add or subtract — filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Thursday, USTelecom stated the issues it was raising. 

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.