Wednesday, July 29, 2009
FCC Releases Data on Local Telephone Competition
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new data on local telephone service competition in the United States. Twice a year, all incumbent local exchange carriers (incumbent LECs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) are required to report basic information about their local telephone service, and all facilities-based mobile telephony providers are required to provide information about their subscribers, pursuant to the FCC’s local telephone competition and broadband data gathering program (FCC Form 477). Statistics released reflect data as of June 30, 2008.