Suit Threatens Library Telecom Discounts
Flagg, Gordon, American Libraries
Alleging that federally mandated discounted telecommunications services for libraries and schools are a new tax, SBC Communications filed suit in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis June 18 to overturn parts of the FCC's order on universal service.
SBC, the nation's largest Bell telephone company, followed this move with a separate suit claiming the Telecommunications Act of 1996 discriminates against SBC and the other five remaining Bell Operating Companies by imposing restrictions that prevent the firms from competing for long-distance services and other lines of business that other companies are free to provide. The second suit was filed in the U.S. District Court …
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Publication information: Article title: Suit Threatens Library Telecom Discounts. Contributors: Flagg, Gordon - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 28. Issue: 7 Publication date: August 1997. Page number: 12. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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