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FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday

Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The FCC finally postponed the meeting until Monday, saying only […]

FCC to Take Up Cable Franchise Rules Next Month, Chairman Says

The FCC will consider the cable franchise rules at its next meeting, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, according to the commissions Chairman Kevin Martin, who delivered a keynote address today at TELECOM 05. Martin, who joined the group via live satellite video, said the FCC will take up the question of whether the […]

Panels Discuss Policy Insights

Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM 05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured speaker at Wednesdays luncheon, which any fully paid conference registrant can […]

Kelley Drye Workshop Tackles Regulatory Front

Partners from the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will host Wednesdays series of regulatory workshops that will examine issues ranging from high-level FCC overviews to in-depth analysis of intercarrier compensation. CompTel/ASCENT attendees interested in a high-level overview should attend the Regulatory Workshop. Speakers from Kelley Drye will share their thoughts on the industry […]

Transient FCC Makes Job Tough for Martin

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin may face an uphill road implementing telecommunications policies during the rest of the year as he wrestles with major issues without a Republican majority.

FCC Addresses Hurricane Katrina Response, Aftermath

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today announced three initiatives as communications remain spotty along the Gulf Coast, and as providers work around the clock to restore services. At the groups monthly meeting which was moved from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, at BellSouth Corp.s Emergency Control Center commissioners heard testimony from communications service providers ranging from RBOCs […]

USA Today: Martin Considering Cable TV Competition Enforcement

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin this week told USA Today he might put into effect a little-known rule in the 1992 Cable Act that would enforce cable TV competition. The provision could give the FCC the power to require cities to let RBOCs compete with cable TV operators. “Several weeks ago I asked the staff to […]

News Report: FCC to Propose 911 Obligations for Internet Providers

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Tuesday said he would propose requiring Internet-based phone providers to deliver emergency 911 services, Reuters reported. After discussing the issue during a House subcommittee hearing, Martin told reporters he planned to offer a proposal to the other FCC commissioners so they could vote on the item in May, the news […]

Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced his plans two weeks ago to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to […]

Industry Reacts to Martin as FCC Head

Now that President Bush has named FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as head of the agency, industry groups are responding with praise and approval. Walter B. McCormick, Jr., president and CEO of the United States Telecom Association, said he applauds Martins selection. At a time of dramatic change for the communications industry, Kevin Martins insightful leadership […]

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