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DTNet Technologies, VoX Communications Team to Offer Wholesale Digital

VoX Communications Corp., eLEC Communications Corp.’s wholesale and retail provider of VoIP services nationwide, announced a master agent agreement with DTNet Technologies, a distributor of broadband, wireless and VoIP products. DTNet Technologies will market VoX’s hosted digital voice platform to its customer base, which includes National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) member companies. The solution will […]

TIA Welcomes New Board Members

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently welcomed new representatives from four ICT industry companies Motorola Inc., Nortel Networks Ltd., Panasonic Computer Solutions Company and Siemens Communications Inc. as members of its board of directors TIA’s new board members include: Bill Anaya, vice president of government relations at Motorola; Harald J. Braun, president of network division […]

Clock Ticks on Telecom Reform

MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER Congress set out to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the likelihood that a new law will emerge this Congressional session is in doubt. Efforts at reform have been spearheaded on both the House and Senate, with the House first to pass a bill the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) […]

SOAP BOX

LAST YEAR, WE ALL WONDERED what was going to be the impact of the big megamergers: Sprint Corp. with Nextel, followed by MCI with Verizon Communications Inc., followed by AT&T Corp. with SBC Communications Inc. and then BellSouth Corp. thrown in on top. Surely, this was going to be bad for those of us building […]

Practice What You Peddle

ITS EASY TO THINK TECHNOLOGIES will speak for themselves; not so, though. Here are some tips on how solutions providers should be using the tools they sell to hawk those very products and services. Conferencing. ILD Telecommunications Inc. gives its channel partners free accounts. This opens the door for channel partners to set up a […]

Senate Committee Shoots Down Net Neutrality, States Wireless Rights

The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 will go to the Senate floor without provisions for net neutrality or protection of states rights for defending wireless consumers. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday wrapped up two days of hearings on the dozens of amendments to the proposed bill. Among its most controversial […]

Senate Committee to Take Up Telecom Bill Again Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet again on Tuesday to continue hashing out which amendments will be attached to the Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006, before the bill goes to the Senate floor. Members on Thursday debated various sticking points, including states rights, the Universal Service Fund, funding […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

Net Neutrality Gets New Support From House Judiciary, Senate

Net neutrality principles got a push from the House and Senate this week with the introduction of two new bills, even as the Bells continued their calls for politicians to reject measures that would ensure broadband providers do not discriminate against the people or companies using their networks. On Thursday, F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and […]

Stevens Bill Gets a Makeover

Sen. Ted Stevens, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, has made some key revisions to his telecom reform bill. The proposed legislation The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 has ballooned from its initial 135 to 151 pages, but still contains controversial net neutrality provisions or, rather, a lack thereof. Documents obtained […]

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