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Core Communications, Inc. v. FCC, No. 08-1365

By FindLaw Staff on January 14, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a petition for review of an FCC order setting forth the basis of its authority to institute the rate cap system relating to dial-up internet connections, the petition is denied where: 1) given the overlap between the internet and local calling issues involved, 47 U.S.C. section 251(i)'s specific saving of the Commission's authority under section 201 against any negative implications from section 251 rendered the Commission's reading of the provisions at least reasonable; 2) given that ISP-bound traffic lay at the intersection of the section 201 and sections 251-252 regime, it had no significance for the FCC's section 201 jurisdiction over interstate communications that these telecommunications might be deemed to "terminate" at a local exchange carrier for purposes of section 251(b)(5).

Read Core Communications, Inc. v. FCC, No. 08-1365

Appellate Information

Argued October 16, 2009

Decided January 12, 2010


Opinion by Judge Williams


For Petitioners:

Michael B. Hazzard and Joseph P. Bowser, Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC

Jonathan D. Feinberg, John C. Graham and James Bradford Ramsay, New York Public Service Commission, Albany, NY

For Respondent:

Joseph R. Palmore, Richard K. Welch and Laurence N. Bourne, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC

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