Net Neutrality Gets New Support From House Judiciary, Senate

Net neutrality principles got a push from the House and Senate this week with the introduction of two new bills, even as the Bells continued their calls for politicians to reject measures that would ensure broadband providers do not discriminate against the people or companies using their networks. On Thursday, F. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and […]

Senators, Witnesses Go to Mat Over Net Neutrality

The Senate Commerce Committee took in another round of viewpoints on Thursday regarding proposed legislation to rewrite the 1996 Telecom Act, this time focusing on the contentious issue of net neutrality. Committee members quizzed a series of panelists on Thursday on their support, or lack thereof, for the net neutrality provisions in the Communications, Consumers’ […]

Net Neutrality Debate Explodes Onto Telecom Reform Stage

The factions are rising against Bell interests this week, nearly seven days after the House Energy and Commerce Committee stripped net neutrality provisions from the most likely proposal so far for telecom reform. On Tuesday, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Network Neutrality Act of 2006 in the House, more as a means to draw […]

CLECs Accuse Bigger Rivals of Possibly Violating Laws to Win Lobbying War

The Bells dont hide their position that they are burdened with far too many phone and Internet rules during an era of vibrant competition. They are lobbying powerhouses before Congress, the FCC and state regulators among other government agencies to demand further deregulation of the market. But some of their rivals allege the countrys biggest […]

CLECs to Fed: Preserve Network Access

Posted: 2/2004 CLECs to Fed: Preserve Network Access By Josh Long Executives of telecommunications providers competing with the nations biggest phone companies met in December with Bush administration officials and FCC commissioners to relay a message: The competitive market Congress envisioned seven years ago is vibrant, and regulators must preserve the rules granting local phone […]

Phone Companies Ask Congress to Open Antitrust Probe

Nearly two dozen telecommunications providers on Friday asked Congress to open a probe investigating whether the country’s biggest local phone companies violated antitrust laws by plotting an enormous lobbying campaign with equipment makers to deregulate the market. “Indeed, this secret campaign appears to raise fundamental issues relating to antitrust law and specifically, whether it is […]

Wholesale Channel Links

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Regulatory News – IXCs, Competitive Carriers Relish More ‘Democratic’ Senate

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News IXCs, Competitive Carriers Relish More ‘Democratic’ Senate By Kim Sunderland When the Democrats took over the U.S. Senate (www.senate.gov) in the wake of Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords’ resignation from the Republican Party earlier this summer, the nation’s IXCs and other competitive telecom carriers thanked the senator and their lucky stars.With new […]

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