|Federal Communications Commission
1919 - M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
|News media information 202 / 418-0500
Fax-On-Demand 202 / 418-2830
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
|July 18, 1997|
8TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION
ON TELEPHONE INTERCONNECTION CASE
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision today is a very regrettable setback for the purpose and intent of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
In several significant respects, the decision is wholly inconsistent with the mandate and intent of Congress.
The antidote to the 8th Circuit decision can be found in the United States Supreme
Court. That is where we should now go for relief
- FCC -