Wireline Competition Bureau grants extension of time to file comments on Verizon's petitions for forbearance in the Boston, NY, Phillie, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Virginia Beach MSA's. __ WC Docket No. 06-172
Friday, March 09, 2007
VZ Forebearance Petitions
Xchange mag sums up the FCC Docket # 06-172: "Verizon, the nation’s second-largest phone company, says competition is so intense in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., and Virginia Beach, Va., that it needs the FCC’s help. Verizon has asked to be exempt from dominant carrier rules and other obligations so it can stand up to cable, VoIP and wireless operators. Verizon filed its petition in September and reply comments were due to the FCC on Monday. Verizon is seeking much of the same relief the FCC granted to Qwest in Omaha, Neb., in late 2005. The FCC has up to 15 months to rule on the petition. "