The Circuit: Cybersecurity, Facebook and kids, special access

June 05, 2012
Washington Post

Special access reform: The Federal Communications Commission has circulated an order that would suspend the current pricing flexibility rules for telecommunications companies buying and selling access to the infrastructure that connects cell towers and data — called “special access” — until a new pricing framework can be put into place.

Sprint’s Charles McKee, vice president for government affairs, praised the decision, saying that it is an “important first step of regulatory reform, which will spark business investment and job creation, at a time when our country needs both.”

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) also approved of the move, saying that the rules up to this point “ have not functioned in a manner that promotes competition in the wireline and wireless markets in this country.”