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President Obama Generates Leads for the Channel

As our country experiences healthy change on a grand scale, we can’t help but wonder what that means for us, our families and our jobs – especially in an unstable economy. But the IT industry, along with the channel, stands to be encouraged by the bill known as the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of […]

Verizon Business Releases BillManager 4.0

To further improve the electronic billing experience for large businesses and government agencies, Verizon Business has introduced BillManager 4.0, a new software application that enables IT managers to analyze and report on their communications expenses. Users can download the application from the Verizon Business Customer Center (VBCC) online portal and then access it through a […]

House Approves Internet Tax Ban

The House approved a seven-year extension on the Internet tax ban Tuesday. It voted 402-0 to approve the bill. The original version in the House had called for the ban to be extended by four years. The Senate approved the ban last week and President Bush must sign the bill by Thursday for it to […]

Bill Would Give Wireless Subscribers More Rights

Freshman Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and veteran lawmaker Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., long an advocate for government oversight in telecom, have unveiled a bill to give cellular users access to more information about the services they buy. CTIA The Wireless Association immediately decried the proposal while a group that represents state utilities praised it. Klobuchar and […]

Federal Lawmakers Introduce USF Reform Act

Congressional Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Lee Terry, R-Neb., have introduced a bill to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF). Boucher and Terry on Thursday released the text of their bill, the Universal Service Reform Act of 2007. They are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees telecom. The bill proposes to […]

Senate Takes First Step Toward Modernizing 911 Systems

The Senate has passed a homeland security bill that includes funds for public safety answering points (PSAPs) to upgrade systems to accommodate E911. The Senate on Tuesday evening passed the Improving America’s Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, which included an amendment sponsored by Sens. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and […]

Snowe, Dorgan Push Net Neutrality Bill

Net neutrality got another push from Democratic senators this week as Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Byron Dorgon, D-N.D., reintroduced a measure that did not make it past the committee level last summer in a Republican-dominated Congress. Now, with the tables turned, the lawmakers hope they can get the backing to pass the Internet Freedom Preservation […]

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