The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is conducting two proceedings to examine the U.S. special access market, which is part of the fixed-line business broadband market. Various competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) allege that the incumbents (ILECs) have a competitive advantage due to their ubiquitous wireline networks. They seek regulation of rates, terms, and conditions. BT goes even further, recommending UK-style regulation for the U.S.

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