Market Disputes Resolution Division [Federal Communications Commission] Law and Legal Definition
The Market Disputes Resolution Division (MDRD) is an office working under the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The MDRD is responsible for resolving complaints by market participants, entities or organizations against common carriers for alleged violations of the Communications Act that are filed pursuant to Section 208 of the Act. The division also resolves complaints filed by cable operators, telecommunications carriers, utilities and other parties relating to the reasonableness of rates, terms, and conditions for pole attachments.
The MDRD encourage parties to settle or narrow their dispute before filing a formal complaint. In order to assist parties in this effort, MDRD emphasizes mediation of formal complaints (including pole attachment disputes), preferably prior to the actual filing of a complaint.
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