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On the FCCs recent order requiring VoIP services and devices to include access for subscribers with disabilities This accessibility is critical in order to promote the independence of persons with disabilities, participation in our society, and critical access in emergency situations.Jonathan Adelstein, Democratic FCC commissioner We continue to evaluate the remaining obligations including: numbering (access […]

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 […]

TELE-SCOPE

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 […]

FCC Rejects Fones4All Petition

Advocates of the competitive telecom industry are decrying the FCCs denial of Fones4Alls year-old petition for relief from rules stemming from the Triennial Review and Remand Order (TRRO). Late last week, the FCC turned down the CLECs request that it be able to more easily access incumbents network elements, so it could provide subsidized basic […]

McDowell Sworn in as Fifth FCC Commissioner

The FCC on Thursday became officially rounded out when Chairman Kevin J. Martin swore in the groups fifth member and third Republican, Robert M. McDowell. McDowells term runs until June 30, 2009. McDowell comes to the FCC from COMPTEL, the association that represents competitive carriers. He served as a lawyer for the organization since early […]

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 […]

Bush Nominates McDowell FCC Commissioner

President Bush has nominated Republican attorney Robert McDowell, COMPTEL’s senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to be a commissioner on the FCC. Aside from representing COMPTEL members before Congress, the FCC and the appellate courts, McDowell is a veteran of several Republican presidential campaigns most recently as a member of the Bush-Cheney Florida Recount […]

FCC Investigates Phone-Records Theft, Sens. Introduce Bill

With the problem of identity theft running amuck, the FCC now is looking into reports of people using consumers Social Security numbers and other valuable information to steal wireless and wireline phone records. The thieves accomplish this by calling a carrier and pretending to be the consumer they are targeting. The so-called data brokers then […]

Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards

The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in December, previously led the Universal Service board; Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, headed the jurisdictional […]

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