Monday, June 13, 2011

PAETEC Hails Supreme Court Ruling over AT&T

PAETEC hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that AT&T must lease existing entrance facilities used for interconnection purposes to PAETEC and other competitive carriers at cost-based rates. The case involved a dispute between Talk America (recently acquired by PAETEC) and Michigan Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T Michigan. The Supreme Court held that interconnection is an independent obligation and must be available to competitive providers at cost-based rates when it is technically feasible.

"The Supreme Court decision is a significant victory for PAETEC and the competitive telecom industry, upholding the opportunity to offer consumers a truly competitive choice," said Arunas Chesonis, chairman and CEO of PAETEC on the decision.

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