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U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off

Posted: 10/1998 U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off By Carol L. Bowers Notwithstanding the pending lawsuit over the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) attempt to reform international settlement rates last year, the agency is proceeding with an even greater overhaul that it says will benefit consumers worldwide. Regina Keeney, chief of […]

Court Of Appeals Rejects Bell "Bill of Attainder" Claim, FindsAct Constitutional

Posted: 07/1998 Court Of Appeals Rejects Bell "Bill of Attainder" Claim, Finds Act Constitutional By Danny E. Adams, Partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP On May 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for review filed by BellSouth Corp. challenging the constitutionality of Section 274 of the […]

End Run on Long Distance Market Lands Two Baby Bells in Court

Posted: 07/1998 End Run on Long Distance Market Lands Two Baby Bells in Court By Carol L. Bowers Federal law prohibits regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) from offering in-region long distance service until they meet 14 requirements, but US WEST Inc. and Ameritech Corp. are trying to prove the law doesn’t preclude them from offering […]

Court of Appeals Says No to SBC, Upholds FCC Denial of Oklahoma 271 Application

Posted: 05/1998 Court of Appeals Says No to SBC, Upholds FCC Denial of Oklahoma 271 Application By Danny E. Adams, partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) won an important (and much needed) victory March 20 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the agency’s denial of […]

Texas Judge Guts Telecom Act

Posted: 02/1998 Texas Judge Guts Telecom Act PHOENIX–While revelers tipped their glasses to the New Year, U.S. District Judge Joe Kendall in Wichita Falls, Texas, gutted the Telecommunications Act of 1996 by declaring that regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) need not comply with the 14-point competitive checklist before entering the long distance arena. Prior to […]

The Buck Stops Where?

Posted: 02/1998 The Buck Stops Where? By Debera Bell-Beam The cost of payphone compensation has begun its run down the telecom food chain. The payout, however, earmarked for payphone owners, remains elusive and locked in litigation as lawyers and judges hammer out what fair compensation means in dollars and cents. The Personal Communications Industry Association […]

Unfair At Any Price?

Posted: 12/1997 Unfair At Any Price? The Continuing Struggle Over Payphone Compensation By Kathleen Franklin Payphones are not a particularly sexy issue unless you associate them with Clark Kent’s famous phone booth costume changes. Nevertheless, in two rulings issued in early October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided two important issues that will have a […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 11/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 10/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

Payphone Route

Posted: 09/1997 Payphone Route Court Rules Against Payphone Order: Says FCC Erred in Setting Rate By Mark Haney In the July issue, we discussed the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Payphone Order. In the order, the FCC ruled that payphone service providers (PSPs) are entitled to fair and reasonable compensation for the use […]

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