Regulatory News – Slammers Beware

Posted: 10/2000 Slammers Beware The Devil’s in the ‘Anti-Slamming’ Order Details By Kim Sunderland The FCC ( finally has released the long-awaited text of its anti-slamming rules, which are designed to improve how consumers choose their preferred telephone carrier, while making it harder for carriers to slam them.So slammers take note: The FCC, in concert with […]

Regulatory News – FCC Updates Record on CICs

Posted:  07/2000 FCC Updates Record on CICs By Kim Sunderland he FCC ( again is set to decide on a proposal requiring resellers to obtain carrier identification codes (CICs), a testy threat that’s plagued the resale industry for years.This spring, the commission repeated its CIC request, asking the telecom industry to refresh its longstanding record […]

Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks

Posted: 11/1999 Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks By Kim Sunderland Mandatory carrier identification codes (CICs) pose a serious burden for small-to-medium-sized carriers, according to the nation’s resale lobbyist. CICs are the numeric codes that allow local exchange carriers (LECs) to identify the interstate interexchange carrier (IXC) that an originating caller wants to use to […]

Just for CICs

Posted: 05/1998 Just for CICs Switchless Resellers Join the PSTN Crowd By Ken Branson Just as the U.S. Postal Service uses names, addresses and ZIP codes to identify and sort mail, the public switched telecommunications network (PSTN) uses carrier identification codes (CICs) to sort out telecommunications traffic. "CICs are used to ‘mark’ the carrier of […]

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