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Not Necessarily News: What’s Your Cell Style?

Green Apple?Apples iPhone is drawing a lot of attention, not only for its innovative user interface but for its anti-environmental composition. According to a report from the activist organization Greenpeace, scientific tests of the iPhone uncovered two types of hazardous substances brominated compounds and phthalates that have been eliminated by other mobile phone makers. Additionally, […]

Bill Would Give Wireless Subscribers More Rights

Freshman Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and veteran lawmaker Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., long an advocate for government oversight in telecom, have unveiled a bill to give cellular users access to more information about the services they buy. CTIA The Wireless Association immediately decried the proposal while a group that represents state utilities praised it. Klobuchar and […]

FCC Releases CPNI Order

The FCC is requiring landline and wireless carriers to adopt more safeguards that bar pretexting, or the unauthorized disclosure of consumers phone records. The order on customer proprietary network information (CPNI) contains several provisions, among them the requirement that carriers including VoIP providers cannot release call records unless the caller provides a correct password. Otherwise, […]

ROUND TABLE

… On whats on the regulatory horizon for 2007. The USF, and continued mergers and acquisitions will dominate the regulatory landscape. The map is getting reconfigured.Blair Levin, Stifel Nicolaus analyst The focus will shift from Congress to the FCC, where USF and intercarrier compensation reform will take center stage. The Missoula Plan, shaped in part […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in late July sided with organizations including NARUC (the National […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

FEATURE Posted: 09/2006 Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing By Kelly M. Teal A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in late July sided with organizations including the National Association […]

AT&Ts Whitacre to NARUC: Lets Boost Broadband Deployment

In a rare address to state regulators, AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre on Tuesday described his companys plans to foment competition against cable operators, namely by continuing to roll out services in rural areas to help boost Americas low broadband rankings, which sit at 16th in the world. Wed like to see that […]

Coalition Files Intercarrier Compensation Plan With FCC

A coalition made up of carriers and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on Monday filed its proposal for intercarrier compensation reform with the FCC. The Missoula Plan so named because key discussions took place in Missoula, Mont. provides a transition from the narrowband world to broadband by reducing and unifying intercarrier compensation […]

Senate Committee Shoots Down Net Neutrality, States Wireless Rights

The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 will go to the Senate floor without provisions for net neutrality or protection of states rights for defending wireless consumers. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday wrapped up two days of hearings on the dozens of amendments to the proposed bill. Among its most controversial […]

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