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Telecom Act’s 3rd Birthday Is a Monster Mash

Posted: 02/1999 Telecom Act’s 3rd Birthday Is a Monster Mash By Kim Sunderland February marks the Telecommunications Act of 1996’s third birthday, which, similar to President Clinton’s tumultuous reign, is fraught with swirling clouds of contradiction. Generally speaking, many in the interexchange carrier (IXC) industry believe the Telecom Act is achieving, albeit slowly, what it’s […]

It’s Time to Re-Regulate LEC Billing Services

Posted: 02/1999 It’s Time to Re-Regulate LEC Billing Services By Robert M. McDowell, Esq. Molly shudders as she hears the local exchange carrier (LEC) representative confess to the trade show audience that his company soon would stop billing "dial-around" calls on behalf of interexchange carriers (IXCs). Molly’s company, a small IXC headquartered in the dusty […]

FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle

Posted: 01/1999 FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle By Kim Sunderland It’s anybody’s guess how much the Federal Commun-ications Commi-sion (FCC) will regulate the way telecommunications carriers format their telephone bills. What’s certain is that there’s a problem with how various industry segments present billing information to their customers. The FCC’s […]

Resellers Left in PIC-C Dust

Posted: 04/1998 By Khali Henderson Tom Coughlin is sure he’s got a story worthy of "60 Minutes." It’s not about his Cleveland-based long distance resale company, VISTA Communications, although the entrepreneurial CEO probably wishes it was. It’s not even about the phenomenal growth of the long distance resale industry in general, although the Telecommunications Resellers […]

Guest Editorial: Who’s in Charge Here?

Posted: 09/1997 Guest Editorial: Who’s in Charge Here? The debate surrounding the ongoing delay in opening local telecommunications markets to competition is beginning to intensify. Here’s the latest: Fact one: Frustration over the slower-than-expected pace for the roll-out of local service competition has caused Federal Communications Commission Chair Reed Hundt to announce plans to appoint […]

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