• Efforts to Reform USF Gain Momentum, Incite Controversy
    As the FCC considers reformation of the Universal Service Fund, Congress has its own ideas for change. Meanwhile, the Keep USF Fair Coalition is taking sides against the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martin’s support of a numbers-based system, and professing ideas more in line ...More
    November 17, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • U.S. to Maintain Internet Governance
    Leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia have agreed to keep, for now, governance of the Internet’s domain name system in the hands of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based nonprofit group that answers ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • IDT Launches Latino MVNO
    IDT Corp. has rolled out TúYo Mobile, a wireless product tailored for Latinos. The prepaid service offers low rates for direct international calling, downloadable Latino ringtones and graphics, and a proprietary calling card feature allowing international calling from any ...More
    November 17, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Abernathy Leaving FCC in December
    Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy said today she is resigning from the commission as of Dec. 9. Abernathy, who has served on the commission since 2001, is not seeking another term and must leave the agency when Congress adjourns. Abernathy yesterday sent a ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • PNG Places 56th on Cincinnati 100
    PowerNet Global, the Ohio-based CLEC, for the third consecutive year has placed on the Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and Cincinnati Enquirer list of largest and fastest-growing privately held companies in the Cincinnati area. PNG this year places 56 out of 100 on the ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sun Debuts Private-Labeled Secure E-mail Service for ISPs
    Sun Microsystems Inc. and its partners Echoworx and Lucent Technologies Inc. today announced the launch of Sun Secure Mail, a fully hosted managed service for ISPs, cableco and other service providers to private label and offer to their subscribers. Sun Secure Mail gives ...More
    November 16, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • TIA Elects New Board Members, Approves Charter for Communications Research Division
    The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board of Directors elected two new board members at its Nov. 7 meeting. The new members – Robert J. Casamento, principal vice president and general manager of Bechtel North America Telecommunications, and Tim Krause, senior ...More
    November 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ascendent Systems Extends Voice Mobility Capabilities
    Ascendent Systems has announced it has upgraded its PowerConnect Voice Mobility Suite, which extends enhanced PBX capabilities to mobile devices so that users can work from anywhere. Among other capabilities, release 4.1 adds support for softphones and presence management, ...More
    November 16, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • Broad Sky Resells WildBlue Service through Agents
    Broad Sky, a satellite broadband reseller, has become one of the first enterprise-class resellers for WildBlue, which offers high-speed Internet access via satellite. Broad Sky now offers its SkyLink service powered by WildBlue for less than $1,000 in equipment and monthly ...More
    November 16, 2005 Posted in News
  • Court Refuses to Stay FCC VoIP Order
    The U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia today refused to stay the FCC’s VoIP E911 order, leaving open the opportunity for the order to go into effect on Nov. 28, the deadline set by the FCC for VoIP providers to offer E911 service. The court did not make any ...More
    November 15, 2005 Posted in News