BellSouth Drops Monthly DSL Fee After Reports of FCC Inquiry

BellSouth Corp. has dropped a $2.97 monthly fee it was charging DSL subscribers in lieu of Universal Service Fund (USF) contributions. The FCC late last week opened an investigation into BellSouth and fellow Bell company Verizon Communications Inc. for tacking on the fee even though the carriers no longer pay USF monies from their DSL […]

BellSouth Denies Giving Records to NSA, Copps Calls for FCC Inquiry

BellSouth Corp. says it has conducted an internal review to determine whether it gave customer phone records to the National Security Agency, as was reported last week by USA Today, and announced that it did not. BellSouth on Monday did say the question was whether it had provided the information under a contract with the […]

COMPTEL to Ask Judge for Inquiry Into AT&T/Verizon Divestiture Requirements

Competitive carrier association COMPTEL will go to court on May 10 to ask for permission to intervene in the Justice Departments requirement that AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. divest some of their unused fiber networks, as part of the conditions for approving their takeovers of AT&T Corp. and MCI Inc., respectively. The DoJ last […]

Frisby to Leave CompTel/ALTS on Friday

Tomorrow marks CompTel/ALTS CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr.s last day at the association. Frisby who said in late November he would step down to pursue his first love, law will be replaced by Drew Walker, former president of business services at ITC^DeltaCom, on an interim basis. Frisbys resume includes private practice and also a career- […]

Regulatory News – Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services

Posted:  04/2000 Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services BY KIM SUNDERLAND The FCC has initiated a second inquiry into whether advanced services are being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner.Commission Chairman William E. Kennard says the FCC ( particularly is interested in deployment rate for rural and inner-city areas, and for people […]

FCC To Probe Impact of Flat-Fee Charges forLow-Volume Long Distance Users

Posted: 09/1999 FCC To Probe Impact of Flat-Fee Charges for Low-Volume Long Distance Users By Kim Sunderland In two relevant moves, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has opened a notice of inquiry (NOI) on the impact of flat-fee charges on low-volume users of interstate long distance service, In its NOI in Common Carrier Docket No. […]

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