FCC Rejects Verizon’s Forbearance Application

As FCC expert Blair Levin had predicted, FCC rejected Verizon’s forbearance relief application. The FCC in a note said that there wasn’t enough evidence to justify Verizon’s claim, and denied relief in all six metropolitan areas. (Press Release) This is perhaps the first time any Bell has not been firmly rebuked by the FCC. I wonder if it has something to do with the current FCC Chairman Kevin Martin drawing heavy scrutiny (and criticism) from the members of the US Congress.