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Wireless Internet an Information Service, FCC Says

As expected, the FCC has classified wireless Internet access as an information service. This frees providers from the regulations such as E911 or USF contributions that pertain to telecommunications services. The FCC has steadily deregulated communications services including cable modem, DSL and BPL over the past two years. The commission unanimously approved the classification on […]

Senate Takes First Step Toward Modernizing 911 Systems

The Senate has passed a homeland security bill that includes funds for public safety answering points (PSAPs) to upgrade systems to accommodate E911. The Senate on Tuesday evening passed the Improving America’s Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, which included an amendment sponsored by Sens. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and […]

Suddenlink Communications Chooses VoiceLog for TPV, E911 Notification

VoiceLog LLC (Booth 113), a division of BSG Clearing Solutions and provider of third-party verification (TPV) services, said at the Spring 2007 Channel Partners Conference & Expo it has signed an agreement with Suddenlink Communications, the eighth-largest U.S. operator of cable broadband systems, to provide TPV and E911 notification services. As a result of the […]

Suddenlink Chooses VoiceLog for TPV, E911 Notification

VoiceLog LLC, a division of BSG Clearing Solutions and provider of third-party verification (TPV) services, announced it has signed an agreement with Suddenlink Communications, the eighth-largest U.S. operator of cable broadband systems, to provide TPV and E911 notification services. As a result of the agreement, Suddenlink will be able to ensure its broadband phone subscribers […]

VoIP Providers Face Regulatory Compliance Deadlines

WHILE STOPPING SHORT OF DECLARING providers of interconnected VoIP services to be offering telecommunications services, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed increased regulation on such providers. Further regulatory burdens are likely in the coming months and years. Late last year, the FCC established deadlines of Feb. 12 and March 12, 2007, by which interconnected VoIP […]

911 Enable Beckons U.S. Partners

Canada-based 911 Enable on Wednesday launched its agent partner program in the United States. The company, which resells turnkey E911 services enabled by TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), is targeting IP PBX vendors and agents, VARs and regular resellers, and systems integrators that sell to SMBs. The idea is for partners to refer 911 Enable service […]

VoiceLog to Provide Suddenlink With E911 Notification

VoiceLog LLC said Tuesday it will provide cable company Suddenlink Communications with third party verification and E911 notification services. Under FCC rules that went into effect last year, all VoIP carriers who connect with the public telephone network must notify their customers of any limitations to their E911 service, including where and under what conditions […]

Burden of Proof

THE TRUTH IS THERE IS NO government mandate for VoIP providers to use third-party verification for confirming orders or even E911 notifications. Yet, an increasing number of VoIP providers are using these services and, with recent FCC action foreshadowing increased regulation of VoIP players, experts say the numbers are likely to grow. It is our […]

GlobalTouch Telecom Supports VoIP 911 Calls

GlobalTouch Telecom Inc. (Booth 611) has announced support for 911 emergency calls via its SIPTalk residential VoIP service for all U.S.- and Canada-based customers. Vital to the new VoIP 911 service is the interconnection with the RBOCs and major ILECs who control the selective routers and PSAPs that comprise the 911 and E911 system. Updates […]

Charter Communications, Level 3 Sign Multiyear Voice Services Agreement

Charter Communications Inc. and Level 3 Communications (Booth 210) have extended their relationship with a new, multiyear agreement under which Level 3 will support Charters expansion of consumer and small business telephone services. Level 3s (3)VoIP Enhanced Local service will enable Charter to reduce the time-to-market associated with its deployment of VoIP-based services. The agreement […]

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