• FCC Rolls-Back Pricing Rules for Business Data Services
  • May 12, 2017 | Author: C. Douglas Jarrett
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC adopted a Report and Order that removes pricing rules for business data services (BDS). Chairman Pai and Commissioner O’Rielly approved the Order, finding that competition in the market is sufficient without the pricing regulation, while Commissioner Clyburn dissented. A Commission statement describes the Order as leveling “the regulatory playing field for ILECs by extending uniform forbearance from certain rules that had previously been granted unevenly”, although many are concerned the result will be price increases for enterprise end users of special access services.