Adocacy Comments on FCC Procedings

April 13, 2017

Investigation of Certain Price Cap Local Exchange Carrier Business Data Services Tariff Pricing Plans; Special Access Rates for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment

On April 12, 2017, Assistant Chief Counsel Jamie Belcore Saloom and Regulatory Economist Jonathan Porat of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, spoke with the following individuals from the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Pricing Division regarding the above-referenced proceedings: Lynne Engledow, Shane Taylor, Joseph Price, Greg Capobianco, Belinda Nixon, Justin Faulb, Chris Koves, and David Zesiger. Advocacy raised concerns, provided in more detail below, regarding a recently released draft final order which would deregulate pricing in a number of Business Data Service (BDS) markets if adopted.

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