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The Unbearable Absence of Rules

By Michael Fair, MarketRace In my continuing review of my Top 10 Mistakes that Service Providers make with their channel programs: No. 4 Channel Conflict. Wow, this is a particular pet peeve of mine and one that really demonstrates that a carrier simply does not get it if a program does not have rules to […]

McDowell Free to Join All FCC Votes

As of today, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell is able to participate in all FCC votes. McDowell has had to abstain from several important voting sessions because he was a lawyer for competitive carrier association COMPTEL prior to his June 1, 2006, appointment. McDowell could have taken part in the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger vote in […]

FCC Releases CPNI Order

The FCC is requiring landline and wireless carriers to adopt more safeguards that bar pretexting, or the unauthorized disclosure of consumers phone records. The order on customer proprietary network information (CPNI) contains several provisions, among them the requirement that carriers including VoIP providers cannot release call records unless the caller provides a correct password. Otherwise, […]

BellSouth Prevails in Conflict over Internet Obligations

In a victory for BellSouth Corp., the FCC has ruled that state regulators cannot require incumbent phone companies to provide high-speed Internet access to a customer over the same network that a rival uses to provide voice services. In an order released Friday, the FCC said the state rulings are inconsistent with federal rules and […]

Mixed Messages

Posted: 06/1999 Mixed Messages State Anti-Slamming Rules Conflict with FCC Order By James Veilleux The anti-slamming rules issued by the Federal Communi-cations Commission (FCC) are by no means the last word. State rules still apply. At least 38 states have rules against slamming, and at least 20 states’ rules are significantly different from the FCC’s. […]

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