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Not only did the FCC decide on Friday to berate Comcast for messing with P2P traffic, but apparently it showed no love to Qwest, either, denying Qwest’s request for forbearance in four cities. Qwest had sought the right to stop charging competitive telecommunications carriers wholesale rates […]

Not only did the FCC decide on Friday to berate Comcast for messing with P2P traffic, but apparently it showed no love to Qwest, either, denying Qwest’s request for forbearance in four cities. Qwest had sought the right to stop charging competitive telecommunications carriers wholesale rates for access to its network in Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver and Seattle, saying the area was now competitive. Kevin Martin, chairman of the FCC and the carrier’s biggest fan, disagreed. Maybe he’s tired of being the industry’s lapdog.

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