The following is a corrected summary from yesterday's Telecom dailyLead:
SBC offers rivals chance to settle UNE-P differences: Following the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturning the FCC's unbundling rules, SBC suggested that carriers settle their differences regarding the UNE platform ("UNE-P") outside of the regulatory process. In a March 3, 2004, letter from SBC's Chairman Ed Whitacre to rival carriers, the company offered to continue to provide existing serving arrangements over the next 90 days while negotiating private commercial arrangements. "We're trying to bring a little stability to this thing and stop all this chaos, which is wrecking an industry," Whitacre said.