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Efforts to Reform USF Gain Momentum, Incite Controversy

As the FCC considers reformation of the Universal Service Fund, Congress has its own ideas for change. Meanwhile, the Keep USF Fair Coalition is taking sides against the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martins support of a numbers-based system, and professing ideas more in line with a newly proposed House bill. The numbers-based system would assess […]

Regulatory News – Intercarrier Compensation Controversy Grows in Importance

Posted: 04/2001 Intercarrier Compensation Controversy Grows in Importance By Kim Sunderland The FCC (www.fcc.gov) is caught between a rock and hard place over getting involved in intercarrier compensation issues such as reciprocal compensation and access charges. "The parties have all asked us to get involved," said Dorothy Attwood, chief of the FCC’s Common Carrier Bureau (www.fcc.gov/ccb), […]

Slamming Controversy Thickens in Washington

Posted: 07/1999 Slamming Controversy Thickens in Washington By Kim Sunderland Washington’s rising humidity index this month isn’t the only thing making federal legislators hot under the collar. Slamming is pumping up temperatures around Capitol Hill as telecommunications lawmakers attempt to ice down those companies that switch a consumer’s long distance carrier without permission. Most recently, […]

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