June

 

Report: BlackBerry Storm 2 Out By June

Rumor time. The Palm Pre’s launch date is confirmed, so time to turn the rumor mill to the BlackBerry Storm 2. According to a BlackBerry fan site, anonymous Research in Motion Ltd. and Verizon Wireless insiders say the second-generation BlackBerry touchscreen device will be out no later than the end of June. Verizon has supposedly […]

EMBARQing on the Channel

EMBARQing on the Channel Theres always something new on the horizon, and for EMBARQ Corp., that thing is its channel program. Its channel strategy is a work in progress, launched when EMBARQ was spun off a year ago this June from Sprint Nextel. And rather than take a template from competitors, the company is taking […]

Apple Shares Drop on iPhone News

AT&T Inc.s revelation that only 146,000 people signed up for the iPhone during the highly hyped devices first two days sent Apple Inc.s stocks plunging Tuesday. The figure is much below the 500,000 or more that many analysts had predicted for the phone’s debut June 29. The number AT&T released for its second quarter financial […]

iPhone Due June 29

Apple Inc.s iPhone will be released June 29 according to TV and Internet commercials the company began airing over the weekend. The much anticipated device, which will include Web, phone and iPod capabilities, will cost $499 for a 4GB version and $599 for the 6GB product. AT&T Inc. will be the exclusive carrier for the […]

Vonage Wins Permanent Stay, Prepares for June 25 Hearing

Vonage Holdings Corp. is breathing a sigh of relief today as a federal appeals court said the embattled IP telephony provider may continue adding new subscribers. This was perhaps the best news Vonage has received in a while, and its stocks rose 38.4 percent in response, reaching $4 per share. Vonage in early March lost […]

FCC Seeks Comments on Net Neutrality

Comments to the FCC are due June 15 regarding the agencys inquiry into net neutrality. Reply comments will be due a month later, on July 16. Commissioners in March agreed to investigate whether net neutrality is a problem. It especially wants to know whether anyone has specific examples of beneficial or harmful behavior. FCC www.fcc.gov

Regulatory Rearview Mirror: 2006

Jan. 3 Deborah Taylor Tate is sworn in as the FCCs third commissioner. A Republican, Tate gives Chairman Kevin J. Martin an even hand in voting against the two Democrats. January-February-March The Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings on various aspects that would help shape new communications law. Some of the most controversial issues: net neutrality, […]

FCC Tightens Leash on VoIP

ON JUNE 27, THE FCC released the text of its Universal Service Contribution Methodology Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which, for the first time, extends Universal Service Fund contribution requirements to interconnected VoIP providers. The ruling additionally requires interconnected VoIP providers to register with the FCC as providers of domestic, interstate services. […]

In-Box

Just received the June issue of PHONE+ and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much I like the new format and focus. The information is organized really logically, and the flow makes for an enjoyable read. Im sure our TalkSwitch resellers will find the magazine to be an […]

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