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FCC Revamps USF Contribution Base to Include VoIP

As expected, the FCC on Wednesday changed the way it gathers contributions to the Universal Service Fund (USF). Interconnected VoIP providers now must contribute and wireless providers will pay more. The FCC with a full complement of commissioners after more than a year was under pressure to add contributors to the USF requirements because, in […]

Senate Confirms McDowell as Fifth FCC Commissioner

The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed COMPTEL lawyer Robert McDowell as the fifth member of the FCC. McDowells nomination had been on hold for some time; his confirmation gives FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin a Republican majority, which he has not had since he was appointed chairman in early 2005. “Rob McDowell’s confirmation today […]

Bush Renominates Martin as FCC Chairman

Barring unforeseen obstacles, Kevin J. Martin will remain at the helm of the FCC through June 30, 2011, now that President Bush has renominated the chairman whose term was set to expire this June. Martin first joined the commission in 2001, working with then-chairman Michael Powell. Bush appointed him as chairman when Powell left the […]

Martin Defends Decision Not to Act on Verizon Petition

Fearing that incumbents will continue to slow infrastructure investment if they are forced to share their networks with competitive carriers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Monday defended his decision to effectively allow Verizon Communications Inc. to reclassify its broadband services from telecommunications to information services. Among other implications, that could mean Verizon will no longer […]

ADTRAN Takes Total Access Pure IP

ADTRAN, whose equipment has been a staple in incumbent telco networks for years, today came out with a pure IP multiservice access solution called the Total Access 5000. The introduction of this product is in recognition of the industrys convergence around IP and Ethernet, said Mike Martin, product management for the Total Access 5000, at […]

Stevens to Keynote COMPTEL PLUS With Special Guest Martin

This afternoon at COMPTEL PLUS in San Diego will be devoted to a keynote speech discussing the telecom policy changes floating throughout Washington, D.C. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, during the 25th Anniversary COMPTEL event, will highlight his work on and expectations for updates to the Telecommunications Act of 1996; he will be followed by special […]

FCC’s Martin to Speak at COMPTEL Spring Show

COMPTEL announced today that FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin is scheduled to speak at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2006 Convention & Expo, which runs March 19-22 in San Diego. Chairman Martin is slated to speak Monday afternoon, following Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who will deliver the keynote address. As someone COMPTEL previously recognized as a […]

FCCs Martin Swears in Tate, Copps

Deborah T. Tate today officially became the newest member of the FCC when she was sworn in by Chairman Kevin J. Martin in a private ceremony. The Republican was joined by second-term commissioner Michael J. Copps, a Democrat. The Senate in late December confirmed Copps and Tate, President Bushs pick to fill the seat left […]

Martin Names New Wireless Legal Advisor

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said today Fred Campbell will serve as his legal advisor for wireless issues. Campbell most recently was an attorney advisor in the wireline competition bureau. Before joining the commission, Campbell worked as an attorney for the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis, where he addressed legal issues associated with the […]

Bush Nominates Tate for FCC Seat

President Bush said today he will nominate Republican Tennessee regulatory commissioner Deborah Tate to fill the FCC seat that has remained empty since March. A number of events including hurricanes in the Southeast, the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor have caused the […]

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