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Separate & Unequal

Interconnected VoIP providers, in limbo over E911 compliance, are counting on a proposed Senate bill to reduce the chances theyll be indiscriminately sued, a fear that is limiting growth. Right now, many companies restrict expansions and even turn customers away because they do not have protections from liability, while wireline and wireless providers do. Sen. […]

Air Traffic Control

IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE that the state of the mobile enterprise is in disarray. Because wireless carriers initially built their businesses in the consumer markets, enterprises long have been treated as an amalgamation of consumers. Too often employees procure their own wireless services and expense the cost an approach that fails to deliver […]

Adopt an Anti-Slam Plan

FINES AND PENALTIES LEVIED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AND STATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONS AGAINST CARRIERS FOR SLAMMING ACTIVITY, PARTICULARLY CARRIERS RELYING UPON TELEMARKETING, CAN BE CRIPPLING. SINCE 2000, THE FCC HAS ASSESSED - EITHER IN FORFEITURE ORDERS OR THROUGH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - CARRIER FINES OF AT LEAST $14 MILLION AND STATE PUCS IN TOTAL HAVE ASSESSED […]

Regulatory News – Slammers Beware

Posted: 10/2000 Slammers Beware The Devil’s in the ‘Anti-Slamming’ Order Details By Kim Sunderland The FCC (www.fcc.gov) finally has released the long-awaited text of its anti-slamming rules, which are designed to improve how consumers choose their preferred telephone carrier, while making it harder for carriers to slam them.So slammers take note: The FCC, in concert with […]

Regulatory News – FCC Takes More Action Against Slamming

Posted:  06/2000 FCC Takes More Action Against Slamming States to PlayLarger Role in Disputes By Kim Sunderland The FCC has adopted stricter rules in its battle against slamming, which continues to grow as the commission’s largest source of consumer complaints.Slamming, the unauthorized switching of a consumer’s long-distance company, now will be handled by state regulators, […]

Carrier Contracts: A Minefield of Avoidable Risk

Posted: 08/1999 Carrier Contracts: A Minefield of Avoidable Risk By Neil S. Ende Carrier agreements are intended to set forth the terms and conditions under which resellers purchase the essential commodity of their business: telecommunications services. Sadly, however, it is a rare instance when the reseller has read or truly understands the essential terms and […]

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