Why the New FCC Rules May Bring Lawsuits

With its vote to relax TV licensing regulations for the major telecoms, the FCC passed rules that only a trial lawyer could love

During the last few years, cable TV operators like Cablevision (CVC) and Comcast (CMCSA) have offered high-tech Internet-based phone services along with their core digital TV and high-speed Internet access products. As a result, phone rivals such as AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ) have embarked on massive network upgrades so that they can offer TV along with voice and Internet access (see BusinessWeek.com, 10/25/06, "Telecom: Bulking Up to Take on Cable").

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