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U.S. Telecom Association v. Federal Communications Commission

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
400 F.3d 29 (2005)


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (defendant) issued an order specifying conditions under which wireline communications carriers were required to transfer telephone numbers to wireless carriers (Intermodal Order). The Intermodal Order had a substantial negative impact on small rural carriers and their subscribers. The U.S. Telecom Association and others (plaintiffs) challenged the rule before the district court, arguing the FCC failed to comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The district court found the FCC did not conduct the regulatory-flexibility analysis required by the RFA.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Garland, J.)

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