Gemini Networks Inc., in its ongoing feud with SBC Communications over legislation that would provide SBC with pricing flexibility, has lost an appeal to the Freedom of Information Commission that would have granted it access to the home computer of Connecticut Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford.

Richard C. Rowlenson, vice president and corporate counsel of Hartford-based Gemini, alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act by Fonfara, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee. According to Rowlenson, Fonfara denied Gemini access to public records and conducted an ex parte meeting on June 3, 2005, with Jack Goldberg, commissioner of the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC), and representatives of SBC.

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