Posted: 01/2001 CALLS-driven Rates Unrealized In the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service (CALLS) proposal announced last summer, a promise seemingly was made that consumers would see their rates reduced. The original intent of the CALLS was to re-examine access charges and to work out a fair structure for fees between long-distance and […]
Posted: 04/2000 Smart Financing–Understanding The True Cost of Capital By Steven B. Jaffee Your business plan shows a significant need for cash. Where do you go next to execute your strategy? Before you reach the bargaining table, prepare yourself:Have a well-developed business plan.It may seem obvious, but the quality of your business plan can mean […]
Posted: 11/1999 Requisite Codes Cost Resellers Big Bucks By Kim Sunderland Mandatory carrier identification codes (CICs) pose a serious burden for small-to-medium-sized carriers, according to the nation’s resale lobbyist. CICs are the numeric codes that allow local exchange carriers (LECs) to identify the interstate interexchange carrier (IXC) that an originating caller wants to use to […]
Posted: 07/1999 Debate on Access Charges Heads Back to FCC By Kim Sunderland Just as several interexchange carriers (IXCs) and incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) attempt to help the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revise its access charge rules, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck them down. The FCC, according […]
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