• UNE Rules Destined for Court Review, Again
    Competitive local phone companies supporting millions of residential and small business customers may see their network costs rise during the next few years by several dollars per line under a regulatory ruling that is likely headed for another review before a federal ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Giving Homeless a Voice (Mail)
    Homeless no longer has to mean being phoneless, too. Several companies are sponsoring Denver's new Community Voicemail Project, which gives homeless people access to free phone service and voice mail. "Having a simple phone number, something most of us take for granted, can ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Softswitch by the Slice
    For carriers, delivering facilities-based VoIP can be an expensive yet QoS-enabled proposition involving building out an expensive core network design, or it can be bare bones, relying on limited infrastructure to deliver best-efforts service. Until recently, it was ...More
    January 1, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Round Table
    ... ON AN FCC RULING DECLARING INTERNET PHONE SERVICE OFFERED BY VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. IS NOT SUBJECT TO TRADITIONAL STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS. "I strongly support the FCC's decision to exempt Internet telephony from state regulation. VoIP services offer ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T Donates Holiday Calling Cards to Service Personnel
    AT&T Corp. is working with the USO this holiday season to distribute 10,000 free prepaid calling cards to servicemen and women recovering in hospitals in the United States and abroad. The retail value of the 100-minute AT&T prepaid cards totals more than $100,000. ...More
    December 23, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Interland Hosts Santa’s Secret Village For Ninth Year
    For the ninth year in a row, Interland is helping visitors to www.northpole.com take part in holiday stories, recipes, puzzles and more at Santa’s Secret Village. Interland is a Web-hosting and online services company with a reseller program, and Santa’s Secret Village lets ...More
    December 23, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Online Companies Determine Top Games of 2004
    Online wireless retailer LetsTalk and the editors of IGN.com, a destination for video gamers, have issued a Top 10 List of Wireless Games for 2004 as well as Editor's Choice Awards of the best games to buy for the upcoming holiday season. "Cell phones have become so ...More
    December 23, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Cybertel Lets Military Families Talk Overseas during Holidays
    With some help from Cybertel Communications Corp., Marines stationed in Iraq this holiday will be able to talk with their families in the United States. Cybertel Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cybertel Capital Corp., says troops will place calls on its Cphone ...More
    December 23, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Congress Sure to Revisit '96 Act in 2005, Panelists Say
    A serious review of the 1996 Telecommunications Act in the next Congress was a virtual certainty, according to key professional staff members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate during an appearance before the ALTS 2004 Business and Policy Conference this ...More
    December 3, 2004 Posted in News
  • CLEC Industry Awaits Final TRO Remand Order
    Speculation regarding the outcome of the FCC's “final” TRO Remand decision ran rampant during presentations at the ALTS 2004 Business and Policy Conference held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. FCC staffers, who appeared on many of the conference panels, were peppered with ...More
    December 3, 2004 Posted in News