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McDowell Free to Join All FCC Votes

As of today, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell is able to participate in all FCC votes. McDowell has had to abstain from several important voting sessions because he was a lawyer for competitive carrier association COMPTEL prior to his June 1, 2006, appointment. McDowell could have taken part in the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger vote in […]

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GRAY MATTERS: UNDERSTANDING THE SMARTPHONE MARKET For dealers tapping the business market, it pays to know the nuances of the smartphone devices, OS and applications. SMARTPHONE SHOWCASE 52 2G, 3G, 4G, GIGI? Not all wireless networks are created equal. Understanding the differences can raise the bar for dealers and their customers. NEW PRODUCTS Wireless+ Archives

Gray Matters

SMARTPHONES, THOSE SLEEK wireless devices with computer-like operating systems and QWERTY keyboards, could be the next great opportunity in the business market. That has sparked a flurry of competitive moves for market share on the part of industry participants, and a lot of fragmentation in the options available. For dealers tapping the business market, it […]

Round Table

Kevin Martin … On FCC Chairman Kevin Martins confirmation to head the agency for a second term Im pleased that we were finally able to clear Chairman Martin. He is a fine chairman, and I am delighted that he will have another term to continue his work at the FCC.Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Senate Commerce Committee […]

Democratic Control Promising for Telecom Issues

WITH THE DEMOCRATS IN POWER, telecom insiders predict privacy, net neutrality and FCC proceedings will get more scrutiny from legislators than they did in 2006. Of course, thats if the 110th Congress is even able to address communications matters. The Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington, D.C., says Republicans have left incoming […]

Panel Explains Why Mobility Matters

If youre new to selling wireless, or are only selling wireless voice to consumers, you may be missing a big opportunity. Its time to add wireless to your portfolio, and todays panel will tell you why. For the first time, enterprises will spend more for wireless voice service than on wireline in 2006, according to […]

Why Broadband Critical Mass Matters More Than Ever

By John Logan A recent study shows 43 percent of online households connect to the Internet via broadband. Good news? Not good enough, actually. It is not broadband critical mass. The statistic largely ignores the fact that millions of citizens in the United States have no Internet access at all. Hurricane Katrina reflects how lack […]

Frisby Joins Washington Law Firm

H. Russell Frisby, Jr., the former CEO of CompTel/ALTS, has joined the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP (K&LNG) as a partner in its telecommunications practice. Frisby worked for CompTel in its various merged forms for nearly seven years. He left the association in March, replaced by Drew Walker, formerly of ITC^DeltaCom. […]

Price Matters:

With recent regulatory changes regarding UNEs impacting competitive carriers of all types, it is appropriate to say that in wholesale telecom price matters. With this in mind, research consultancy ATLANTIC-ACM compiled a snapshot of pricing trends to establish a baseline view of metro and long-haul pricing trends. The following is a summary of key findings: […]

Size Matters

By Conferencing has been a popular and necessary service for large businesses and enterprises for years. Meanwhile, small and medium businesses have suffered from a lack of offers that fit their needs. Most SMBs don’t need a fully integrated system with unified messaging, morphing Web presentation Windows and Webcast capability, and they definitely don’t need […]

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