images1Windstream says ILEC construction charges create barriers for CLECs, business customers

October 16, 2015 | By

Windstream said that the charges ILECs levy to construct facilities to serve a special access request from a competitor for TDM or IP-based Ethernet services are too high.

In an FCC filing, the telco said that these charges create a number of problems for both wholesale competitive carriers and businesses that want to migrate to IP-based services.

Such practices could impair competition because a business customer is more likely to cancel their order, a factor that could “cause a competitive carrier to lose existing and new retail customers.”

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