Saturday, October 07, 2006

SBC Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court is siding with the Texas Public Utility Commission in a dispute over an application by the former SBC Texas to provide long-distance service.

The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Wednesday that the PUC acted legally in changing a model agreement for phone companies to share networks.

The ruling upheld a decision by a federal judge in San Antonio. The appeals court says Congress gave state regulators power to interpret and enforce modifications to the agreements.