No. 20-1471.

35 F.4th 797 (2022)

INTELIQUENT, INC., Petitioner v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION and United States of America, Respondents.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided May 27, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin King argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Thomas Parisi , Nicole Antoine , and Ethan A. Sachs .

Philip J. Macres was on the brief for amici curiae Intrado Communications, LLC, et al. in support of petitioner.

Sarah E. Citrin , Counsel, Federal Communications Commission, argued the cause for respondents. With her on the brief were Robert B. Nicholson and Patrick M. Kuhlmann , Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice, and Jacob M. Lewis , Associate General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission. Richard K. Welch , Deputy Associate General Counsel, entered an appearance.

Kevin D. Horvitz argued the cause for amicus curiae USTelecom — The Broadband Association. With him on the brief was Scott H. Angstreich .

Before: Pillard and Rao, Circuit Judges, and Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge.

Inteliquent, Inc. challenges the Federal Communication Commission's rate cap on the provision of tandem switch services, which are links in the routing chain for toll-free telephone calls placed from a landline. To reduce the incentives for regulatory arbitrage and to encourage companies to transition to lower-cost...


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