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Separate & Unequal

Interconnected VoIP providers, in limbo over E911 compliance, are counting on a proposed Senate bill to reduce the chances theyll be indiscriminately sued, a fear that is limiting growth. Right now, many companies restrict expansions and even turn customers away because they do not have protections from liability, while wireline and wireless providers do. Sen. […]

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 […]

Is LEC Billing the Next E-Wallet?

DESPITE THE INCREASED SOPHISTICATION of the online marketplace, and the staggering growth in the number of e-commerce transactions conducted in 2006, payment acceptance limitations remain a significant issue to the digital merchant community. The large majority of transactions conducted online are performed via credit card. Yet, according to countless consumer surveys, the security of personal […]

ROUND TABLE

… On the federal criminalization of pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records Sales of fraudulently obtained phone records flourished because the possibility of criminal prosecution was remote. The bills unanimous support in both houses sends a strong message to data thieves this activity will not be tolerated.Rep. Lamar Smith, the […]

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 […]

Greg Praske and Bill Power

THEN : In 1987, Greg Praske was vice president of finance and administration, and Bill Power was vice president of government affairs, for National Air Transportation Association (NATA), a trade association representing 2,500 corporate air charter companies, flight schools and aircraft fueling and maintenance companies. It had 23 employees and a budget of approximately $3 […]

Senate Criminalizes Pretexting

The Senate this weekend passed a bill that criminalizes pretexting, or the act of fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records. The push to make pretexting illegal stemmed from the HP scandal earlier this year, when the company used private detectives to get phone records of journalists, managers and directors. The Telephone Records and Privacy Protection […]

Telecom Rewrite Unlikely to Reach Congress Before Elections

The telecom rewrite bill spearheaded by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, likely will not come to a vote before the November elections, Stevens told attendees of a Progress & Freedom Foundation event on Thursday. Stevens reportedly told members of the press he is a few votes shy of the 60 votes needed to bring the bill […]

e-billievable: Resellers Convert to EBPP

WHILE ELECTRONIC BILL PRESENTMENT and payment (EBPP) continues to evolve, it is reaching maturity and providing a new opportunity for telecom resellers to save on operations costs and deepen their relationships with customers. Overall growth of EBPP is increasing and continues to gain consumer acceptance, according to Forrester Research, which notes the growth rate for […]

I Spy a Surveillance Bill

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REPORTEDLY is stepping up its efforts to eavesdrop on citizens, even as previous endeavors face scrutiny from the courts. The Justice Department and FBI are said to have crafted new Internet eavesdropping rules and have been looking for members of Congress to support the bill. Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, has been named […]

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