Time is running out for the FCC to issue its mandatory data request in regards to special access, and the cable industry’s a bit nervous about just what sort of info it may have to cough up. The FCC plans to issue a mandatory data request to help it better understand the special access market within 60 days. AT&T and Verizon have said that cable has become a serious player in the market and that they should be subject to even less regulation. This is new territory for cable, which has never really weighed in on whether prices are too high or low. Read on to find out what’s at stake.

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