• Pleading Cycle Set for Forbearance Plea
  • May 17, 2018 | Author: C. Douglas Jarrett
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC released a Public Notice setting the pleading cycle on a forbearance request from the 1996 Telecommunications Act. This follows USTelecom’s petition requesting forbearance from the unbundling, resale, and related requirements imposed on ILECs under the 1996 amendments to the Communications Act. USTelecom’s petition claims that granting the request will reduce rates, offer better quality of service, and increase network. Comments are due June 7, 2018 and Reply Comments are due June 22, 2018.