Pressure mounts on FCC to delay new rate rules

10/28/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

A coalition of midsize and small telecoms along with consumer groups, state regulators and lawmakers are urging the FCC to put off its scheduled Nov. 4 vote on new rules that would change how telecoms can charge one another for using their networks. The groups say the FCC has not sufficiently studied how the rules would affect consumers' rates, and the smaller telecoms argue they would lose money under the proposals.

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