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AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink gain BDS victory after court decision, but competitors remain confident about challenge

August 14, 2017

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon got a victory this week as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the FCC’s reform of its rules governing business data services (BDS), but competitive providers say they still have a strong argument.

A group of competitive providers and associations, including BT, Windstream and Incompas, asked for a stay that would delay the ending of price caps on special access services pending the outcome of the case.

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