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FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 11/1997 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

It’s All in the Cards

Posted: 10/1997 It’s All in the Cards by Charlene O’Hanlon The prepaid calling card business is characterized by agents as a risky game, yielding high commissions or considerable losses depending on one’s tenacity and luck. Agents have been hustled by hit-and-run artists who print cards with bogus numbers. They’ve been hustled by carriers whose platforms […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 10/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 10/1997 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

New Rules on Tap

Posted: 10/1997 Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series examining issues surrounding slamming. Part One takes a look at the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to revise slamming rules and the effects of those rules, which small long distance carriers claim are unfair at best and an attempt to wipe out the small […]

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