Modification of Final Judgment

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In United States telecommunication law, Modification of Final Judgment (MFJ) is the August 1982 agreement approved by the court (consent decree) settling United States v. AT&T, a landmark antitrust suit, originally filed on January 14, 1949 and modifying the previous Final Judgment of January 24, 1956.[1] Entered into between the United States Department of Justice and the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) the MFJ, after modification and upon approval of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, required the Bell System divestiture of the Bell Operating Companies from AT&T.

The exact term for the MFJ is given under the general definition of local access and transport area, a term used in U.S. telecommunications regulation for geographic areas in which local telephone companies are allowed to provide service, the term being used is

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document "Federal Standard 1037C".