Intercarrier Compensation Under Scrutiny

The FCC in March launched the second phase of its comprehensive rulemaking proceeding regarding intercarrier compensation. Policies and regulations adopted as a result of it likely will affect all corners of the telecommunications industry. The commission’s objective in the proceeding perhaps is summarized best by Commissioner Michael J. Copps: “Our intercarrier compensation system is Byzantine […]

Regulatory News – Interconnection for Wireless Resellers Nixed

Posted: 10/2000 Interconnection for Wireless Resellers Nixed By Kim Sunderland The FCC ( issued a loud, emphatic “No!” to a question regarding whether facilities-based commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers should be required to interconnect with CMRS resellers’ switches or with each other’s networks.Specifically, the FCC denied requests for mandatory interconnection between resellers’ switches and CMRS […]

Regulatory News – Appeals Court Remands Wireless Rate Order

Posted:  09/2000 Appeals Court Remands Wireless Rate Order By Kim Sunderland The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ( wants the FCC ( to take another look at requiring wireless carriers to integrate their rates and charge the same long-distance rates to each subscriber, regardless of their location. Rate integration has existed for […]

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