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|May 15, 1998|
|STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON COURT RULING IN BELLSOUTH V. FCC|
This decision clearly upholds Congress' power to write laws, and the FCC's ability to implement those laws, setting fair rules for competition. The Constitution does not protect monopolies against rational, market-opening rules. This decision will give a boost to federal and state efforts to open our country's telecommunications markets to competition.|