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Nacchio Sues Over Legal Fees

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio has filed a lawsuit in a Delaware court over his legal costs. He said Qwest is balking at paying his legal fees and he is asking the court to require the company to keep footing the bills. Nacchio last month was found guilty on 19 of 42 […]

Tekelec Gear Powers Nevada Telephones Enhanced VoIP Services

Las Vegas CLEC Nevada Telephone is using Tekelecs (Booth 501) entire switching portfolio to offer new, high-demand VoIP services and add thousands of subscribers to its customer base. Tekelecs next-generation switching solutions have enabled us to launch and expand our portfolio of VoIP services to support our growing subscriber base, generate significant revenues, and realize […]

Conferencing Provider Expands Reseller, Affiliate Programs

MegaMeeting.com, a provider of Internet Video and Web conferencing services, said yesterday its growth during 2005 has enabled it to add more resellers and affiliates to its partner program. Resellers earn 30 percent of initial sign-up fees and 20 percent of ongoing, monthly recurring subscription fees, according to the company. The sky is the limit […]

Rategate.com Offers Free Phone Rate Comparisons

Rategate LLC has launched Rategate.com, a phone rate comparison Web site that helps users lower their phone bills by using 10-10 dial-around providers. Rategate.com lists each companys facts, then objectively ranks each plan based on its per-minute rates and other criteria such as connection fees or surcharges. The site only features companies that offer savings, […]

Why Play the Price Game?

In today’s marketplace, developing and maintaining an objective advantage over the competition can seem next to impossible. Why? Because from a customer’s perspective, similar product and service offerings are basically the same. Unless you have a distinct advantage, you must create a competitive advantage by creating a value perception that goes beyond your product or […]

In Feud over Access Fees, Level 3 Withdraws Petition

Federal regulators today were expected to provide some clarity in a feud over the fees Level 3 Communications Inc. and other telecommunications providers have to pay local phone companies to complete calls originating over an Internet Protocol network. The feud lives on. Level 3 has withdrawn a petition that under the law would have required […]

FCC Chairman Set to Leave as Vote on Access Fees Looms

It has been about seven weeks since FCC Chairman Michael Powell informed President Bush in a letter he planned to leave the U.S. agency this month. Although rumors have been circulating in Washington, D.C. for months over potential candidates to replace Powell — including FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin and Rebecca Klein, former chairwoman of the […]

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 […]

Arbitration: A Double-Edged Sword

Most agreements, including most telecommunications agreements, contain language identifying the forum in which disputes will be resolved. To an everincreasing degree, telecommunications agreements require the parties to submit their disputes to arbitration. Although these provisions can be among the most important in any agreement, they are little understood, buried in the boilerplate at the end […]

Regulatory Workshop Reviews Changing Rules

There is no shortage of regulatory developments this year as government officials formulate telecommunications rules affecting Internet phone service, wholesale access to the biggest local phone networks and intercarrier compensation, among other issues. On Wednesday morning, Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP will present a workshop exploring changes in the rules. Speakers will include experts ranging from […]

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