By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-14-21

A federal appellate court agrees with the FCC that China Telecom was premature in asking the court to review the FCC’s initiation of license revocation proceedings.

That FCC asked the court to dismiss the China Telecom request as premature since license revocation proceedings had not concluded so there was no final agency action to challenge.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously agreed, saying it could only exercise its jurisdiction over such final action and the FCC order in question is “neither a final agency action nor an appealable interlocutory or collateral order.”

China Telecom can go back to the court when the FCC action is final.  » Read More