As ILECs continue to migrate to fiber loops, CLECs are growing concerned about what happens to the copper loop which is being replaced. ILECs have no regulatory edict about leasing fiber loops, as they do with copper loops. As copper loops get replaced, ILECs may retire those loops, removing them from CLEC accessibility. CLECs, including XO Communications, are concerned enough to request the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration to lobby the FCC to open a rulemaking on the issue.
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