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Modified regulations to be issued by the FCC in early 2003 will likely ameliorate some of the effects of competition from long distance carriers using UNE-P
platforms and Fitch expects transition mechanisms to guide users of UNE-Ps
toward increased use of and investment in alternative facilities.