Verizon Suffers Court Setback

Hearn, Ted
July 2008
Multichannel News;7/21/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 28, p62
The article reports that U.S. Federal Appeals Court has rejected the request of Verizon Communications to keep marketing local telephone service to customers who had already elected to switch to cable and other competing voice providers. It states that a panel of the Court, voting 2-1, rejected Verizon's request for the reason that the company was violating established retention-marketing rules adopted to promote fair competition.


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