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Wheeler Embraces Technology-Neutral Regulation

At a time of significant change in the political makeup of our country, and the advent of a rewrite of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is endorsing the concept of technology-neutral regulation.

SIP Trunking Cost Savings Redux

There are identifiable SIP trunking savings components that can be easily quantified, including domestic long distance, per-line cost and more.

ZONE Telecom Debuts ILEC MVNO

ZONE Telecom Inc. (Booth 420) debuted a new wireless program for ILECs reselling its services. ZONE Mobile is the companys version of an MVNO. ILECs choose from a range of bundling options and can brand the services to their liking. The service was expected to be available during the third quarter of 2007. A recent […]

Appeals Court Upholds FCC Decision

Federal regulators won a victory late last week when a U.S. appeals court upheld the FCCs latest network unbundling rules. The 1996 Telecommunications Act required ILECs to lease parts of their networks to competitors at government-mandated wholesale prices. In December 2004, the FCC rescinded those requirements as Bell companies complained the rules went too far […]

Reinventing the Back Office Post UNE-P

TEN YEARS AFTER THE TELECOM Act of 1996 brought competition to the local loop, FCC deregulation of UNE-P rates is forcing CLECs to reinvent themselves with facilities, VoIP or a high-volume margin resale strategy. As the March deadline for ending legacy UNE-P contracts approaches, vendors are catering to the segment with tailored solutions to ease […]

EmergeCore Partners With Frontier Communications

In a move to make SOHO business networking as easy as a phone call to a local ISP, EmergeCore Networks (Booth 1364) of Boise, Idaho, announces its first national incumbent telecommunications provider agreement today with Frontier Communications. Effective immediately, Frontier will provide EmergeCores award-winning IT IN A BOX, an all-in-one network appliance, as a value-added […]

Rules of the Game

Do you remember when tic-tac-toe ceased being fun? It was when you were about five years old and your opponent - an older sibling most likely - blocked your threein- a-row at every turn. For every two Xs you placed, an O would follow. That’s a little like what’s going on in the telecom services industry - only […]

What Was I Thinking?

As 2004 comes to a close, it’s time for some obligatory reflection on the past 12 months. No doubt it’s been a rough one for the competitive telecom industry. This month, it awaits final rules from the FCC on how to conduct itself. Meanwhile, a gulf remains between incumbents and competitors, which rivals the gap […]

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