contributions

 

Desperately Seeking USF Funds

BY MID-AUGUST, Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions from DSL providers will be a thing of the past. Its a deadline that has had the FCC scrambling to adopt interim policies ensuring the fund has a future. Ironically, the base of contributors was diminished in August 2005 when the FCC deregulated DSL; like cable modem Internet […]

ATIS Hands out Annual Awards

The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) today announced the winners of its annual awards program, recognizing industry subject matter experts for their contributions to telecommunications standards development and support of ATIS committees and forums. The professionals and standards experts that make up ATIS 23 standards committees and forums are among the most talented and dedicated […]

FCC Says AT&T Avoids Millions of Dollars in Payments

In a case involving prepaid calling cards, federal regulators on Wednesday said AT&T Corp. unlawfully avoided paying millions of dollars in connection fees and universal service contributions that subsidize telecommunications services across the country. FCC Chairman Michael Powell said the $160 million AT&T avoided in universal service contributions on enhanced prepaid calling cards since 1999 […]

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