October 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for AT&T in the company's antitrust dispute with an Internet service provider over prices for high-speed Internet access.
The court on Wednesday reversed a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The San Francisco-based appeals court had ruled the telecom company was setting its wholesale prices so high that an Internet service provider could not compete with the low prices AT&T charged in the retail market.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit, LinkLine Communications Inc., buys access to AT&T's transmission lines. Linkline then competes with AT&T in selling high-speed Internet access.