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USTelecom Backs FCC Chair’s Plan to Gut Net Neutrality

USTelecom says broadband companies should be able to “continue to invest vigorously in stronger, faster networks for consumers, free from the bureaucratic straightjacket of outdated regulations known as Title II.”

Growth: How Can Agents Tap Into Customer Value?

Unlike most business relationships, where the party with the direct relationship controls the customer, telecom agents do not have this luxury. To the contrary, because the role of a telecom agent typically is limited to acquiring customers for the carrier, an agent generally does not have any proprietary interest in the customer or control over […]

Josephson: Start Thinking Now

Growth and exit strategies are top of mind for most agencies that have been pounding the pavement for the last decade. Learn more today as Phil Josephson, founder of the Law Office of Philip Josephson, helps agencies, smaller resellers, even CLECs, identify their next plays. You should always be thinking about where you want to […]

Telecom Lawyers Show Agents How to Avoid the Courtroom

Even though its unpleasant to consider, its a reality: sometimes partners and suppliers wind up in disputes. Make sure to attend todays session to learn ways to avoid the courtroom and, if thats not possible, at least improve your chances of winning. Speakers will be Neil Ende and Greg Taylor, partners at Technology Law Group […]

An Open Letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

By Herb Levitin, president of GoConference and FreeGoConference Chairman Martin, Time is really running out. For the last 12 months we have been trying the correct and legal way to remedy AT&Ts self help action in stopping the settlement payments to our free conferencing companies. We have spent a lot of time and money with […]

Technology Law Group Partners to Address Contract Mistakes, Solutions

Telecom margins already are too thin for agents to risk making mistakes in their agreements with carriers. To that end, partners at Technology Law Group LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specializing in legal and consulting services for the telecom industry, will help agents identify the five most common contract mistakes and show them how to […]

James M. Smith

THEN: Jim Smith was a partner at the law firm, Pierson, Ball & Dowd, and outside general counsel to COMPTEL, the competitive telecommunications association. It was the year of the original  Triennial Review, recalls Smith, noting Judge Harold Greenes review of the RBOC line-of-business restrictions in the Modified Final Judgment, which had gone into effect in […]

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

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