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FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code

Posted: 09/1998 FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code By Khali Henderson In an effort to curb "cramming," the Federal Communi-cations Commission (FCC) together with local phone companies July 22 issued guidelines to prevent the practice, which involves the billing of charges for programs, products and services subscribers have not knowingly authorized. Release […]

ACTA-ing Out

Posted: 08/1998 ACTA-ing Out By Carol L. Bowers Formed in 1985 by 15 small long distance carriers, America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA) has grown to represent some 250 members that represent a blend of small interexchange carriers (IXCs), switchless resellers, wholesale providers and even local exchange carriers (LECs). Recently, Jennifer Durst-Jarrell, ACTA’s executive director, talked […]

The Sky Is Falling, and There’s Nothing YouCan Do About It

Posted: 02/1998 The Sky Is Falling, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It By Debera Bell-Beam Chicken Little created more than a few anxious moments for those who believed her greatly exaggerated rumor of the world’s imminent demise. It turned out, after all, that she had misinterpreted a natural event. Whether such is the […]

The Sky Is Falling, and There’s Nothing YouCan Do About It

Posted: 11/1997   The Sky Is Falling, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It By Debera Bell-Beam Chicken Little created more than a few anxious moments for those who believed her greatly exaggerated rumor of the world’s imminent demise. It turned out, after all, that she had misinterpreted a natural event. Whether such is […]

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