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FCC Lawyer: McDowell Can Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCCs general counsel late Friday issued analysis permitting Republican commissioner Robert McDowell to vote on the pending AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger if he so chooses. McDowell had recused himself from the proceedings because he came to the FCC from COMPTEL, a competitive carrier association that opposes recent Bell megamergers. However, McDowell was not involved […]

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, […]

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 – DEC. 21) Peace, dude. Sagittarius is the hippie of the Zodiac. This intellectual, yet jovial, archer is a laid-back, warm and friendly freedom-lover. Sagittarius has probably been voted Most Likely to Wear a Flower in Their Hair, Most Likely to Still Play Vinyl or Most Likely to Make Millions off a […]

USTelecom Congratulates Chairman Martin on His Senate Confirmation

The following statement is from Walter B. McCormick Jr., president & CEO of USTelecom: We congratulate Chairman Martin on his confirmation and look forward to his continued role at the helm of the FCC. With so many pressing issues before the Commission, we appreciate the Chairmans leadership and vision for a vibrant, market-based communications industry. […]

Senate Confirms FCCs Martin for Another Term

The Senate last night unanimously approved the nomination of FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin to serve another term at the FCC. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins tenure to be extended. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of the issues he faces include […]

AT&T-BellSouth Merger Hits Hurdles

WITH THE FCCS APPROVAL of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger in mid-October fraught by last-minute deal-brokering and controversy, agency Chairman Kevin J. Martin canceled consideration of the transaction altogether until November. He said he was responding to concerns voiced by Democratic Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein, although other factors likely came into […]

Martin Group Enters Agreement With Harris Corp.

Martin Group (Booth 614) has partnered with the NetBoss business unit of Harris Corp. to bundle and resell Martin Groups OMNIA and OASIS integrated software solution with the NetBoss suite of network management and service assurance solutions. The bundled offering will provide telecommunications, utilities and government service providers with network and service management, plant management, […]

Martin Group Adds Web-Based CRM Module to OMNIA

Martin Group (Booth 614) has introduced eCRM, a new module of its customer care and billing software solution, OMNIA. eCRM is a Web-based customer relationship management product that extends customer service representative (CSR) capabilities directly to the end user. OMNIA eCRM allows end users to add services and features and modify account information. With OMNIA […]

Martin Likely to Head FCC Another 5 Years

The Senate Commerce Committee today unanimously approved another five-year term for FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin. President Bush earlier this year called for Martins term to be extended and the Commerce Committee on Tuesday agreed with that move. The 39-year-old Martin has overseen the FCC since March 2005, when he succeeded Michael Powell. Some of […]

FCC Spectrum Auction Closes, T-Mobile Among Top Winners

The FCCs first auction of Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum licenses ended on Monday, with 104 bidders winning 1,087 licenses. FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin called the auction the biggest and most successful in the agencys history. The spectrum offered was the largest amount of spectrum suitable for deploying wireless broadband ever made available in […]

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