Regulation & Compliance

The latest in regulatory news and compliance issues that impact partner businesses and their customers.

 

SBC TIPToP Service Slammed

By SBC Communications Inc. came under fire this fall for introducing an interstate service that would allow VoIP providers to terminate traffic directly to its network. Critics say the offer known as TIPToP appears to discriminate against other telecommunications companies and is partly designed to bolster SBC’s argument that service providers directing traffic over IP […]

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 appeals court. The FCC voted last month to phase out rules allowing discounted […]

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 innovative new ways for consumers to communicate, and blur the traditional distinctions between intra- and interstate telephone […]

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