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Coalition Submits Proposal to Fix Intercarrier Compensation Regime

The telecommunications industry has begun outlining proposals to fix the controversial, complex, and what many call antiquated, system governing how phone companies pay one another to complete calls. Within the past week, a coalition announced a proposal to replace a smorgasbord of fee structures with a single cost-based rate. All telecom providers would pay the […]

Reach Out, But Don’t Touch

AT&T Corp., Intel Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and ITXC Corp. are among the companies representing an expanded coalition formed to convince regulators to apply light regulation to VoIP technology. Uniting under the Voice on the Net, or VON Coalition, the diverse group of companies disclosed plans in February to reach out to state and federal […]

FCC Begins Reviewing Triennial Comments

Like sports fans taking sides before the game begins, incumbents and competitors lined up on opposite sides Wednesday with their filed comments relative to issues the Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov) will consider during its Triennial Review of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. By law, the FCC is required every three years to review the act […]

CALLS-driven Rates Unrealized

Posted: 01/2001 CALLS-driven Rates Unrealized In the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS) proposal announced last summer, a promise seemingly was made that consumers would see their rates reduced. The original intent of the CALLS was to re-examine access charges and to work out a fair structure for fees between long-distance and […]

Business News – Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence

Posted: 08/2000 Coalition Formed to Promote Convergence More than a dozen telecommunications company have formed the National Convergence Alliance (www.convergencealliance.com), an organization whose mission is to define, promote and educate about convergence in the communications industry.“Industry leaders have been looking for a means of bringing together the elements of convergence clearly and understandably,” says Don […]

Business News – Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P

Posted: 06/2000 Competitors Keep PACE with Alliance to Promote UNE-P By Kim Sunderland A coalition of CLECs has formed a new group that will focus on ensuring competitive telecom services are delivered to residential subscribers and small businesses through use of the unbundled network element platform (UNE-P).Coalition representatives Genevieve Morelli and Joseph Gillan, recognized authorities […]

Regulatory News – FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan

Posted: 11/1999 FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan By Kim Sunderland When two of the nation’s largest long distance carriers joined with four of the country’s biggest local exchange carriers (LECs) on a plan to revamp the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) access charge rules, a hush fell over the industry. On this contentious issue, at […]

Coalition Seeks Fast Action on Access ChargeProposal

Posted: 10/1999 Coalition Seeks Fast Action on Access Charge Proposal By Kim Sunderland The newly formed Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS), which has filed a compromise proposal with federal regulators to revise the interstate access charge system, seeks fast-track approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for fear the plan might […]

New Coalition Lobbies for Advanced Services

Posted: 06/1999 New Coalition Lobbies for Advanced Services By Kim Sunderland Advanced services mean big bucks for the local exchange competitors. They are expected to fuel triple-digit growth of the competitive local telecom market, propelling total industry revenue from nearly $10 billion now to more than $83 billion by 2001, according to a report by […]

FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code

Posted: 09/1998 FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code By Khali Henderson In an effort to curb "cramming," the Federal Communi-cations Commission (FCC) together with local phone companies July 22 issued guidelines to prevent the practice, which involves the billing of charges for programs, products and services subscribers have not knowingly authorized. Release […]

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