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Chairman Genachowski Statement on the 10th Circuit Decision

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Released: August 6, 2012

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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).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

August 6, 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
Email: neil.grace@fcc.gov

STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON THE U.S. COURT OF

APPEALS FOR THE 10TH CIRCUIT DECISION, QWEST CORP. V. FCC

“This is another important legal victory for the FCC, which is now winning court cases more than 90
percent of the time. Today’s decision is a win for competition and smart government. I’m pleased that
the court affirmed the FCC’s ruling establishing a sound and data-driven framework for considering
forbearance petitions. Competition drives innovation and investment, and benefits all
telecommunications consumers – individuals as well as businesses of all sizes.”
-FCC-

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