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House Committee Says No to Net Neutrality

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday struck down the so-called Markey Amendment in the proposed Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (COPE), also known as the Barton-Rush Act. The provision offered by Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., would have ensured net neutrality requirements, but was voted down 34-22 during mark-up procedures on the bill. […]

Anything But Neutral

OF ALL THE CATEGORIES that could make up a telecom rewrite, net neutrality ranks among the most controversial, and least neutral, topics under consideration. The blogosphere is raging with opinions on the matter. Associations have been lining up expert panels to discuss it during conferences. Senators this winter heard testimony from companies and experts on […]

ROUND TABLE

…ON THE FCCS INTENT TO REFORM THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND, AND THE LIKELIHOOD THE COMMISSION WILL ADOPT A NUMBERSBASED SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT REVENUE METHOD THAT WOULD CHARGE EVERYBODY A USF FEE REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH THEY USE THEIR LANDLINES. This methodology has many advantages it is easy to administer, it would be […]

Switch and Data Connects New York

By expanding its presence in carrier hotels at 60 Hudson and 111 8th Ave. in New York City, Switch and Data, an exchange and neutral colocation provider, says it has become the largest interconnection provider to telecom carriers, content providers, ISPs, VoIP providers and enterprises in the market. The company now provides interconnection to more […]

CRG West Opens Neutral Meet-Me-Room in Nations Capital

CRG West has opened its first neutral meet-me-room in Washington, D.C., at its 1275 K Street NW facility, offering interconnections and data center colocation to tenants including facilities-based telecommunication carriers, ISPs, and VoIP, wireless and content providers. Tenants can lease or license space within the facility, and have unrestricted rights to link with other authorized […]

Switch and Data, Last Mile Partner

Neutral interconnection and colocation provider Switch and Data and Last Mile Connections, a One Equity Partners company, have partnered to give their carrier customers more options at the local loop and interconnection levels. Switch and Data plans to enable its sites with Last Miles Online Exchange, a neutral e-marketplace using reverse auctions for selling and […]

Serial Switching Substitute

As CLEC-ILEC relations become further strained amid regulatory uncertainty, various proposals and offerings are emerging to help wean CLECs off ILEC facilities. The latest one is a neutral platform for intercarrier tandem traffic. The offer comes from startup Neutral Tandem. The company has been operating behind the scenes since February and is taking the covers […]

VoIP Enters Neutral Zone

As delivery of VoIP services becomes more attractive to carriers, they accordingly are looking to migrate their carrier-to-carrier connections. Since we last reported on this topic in the April 2004 issue of PHONE+, several additional options now are on the table in support of this goal. In late May, for example, InfiniRoute Networks Inc. came […]

Switch and Data Buys MeridanTelesis

Switch and Data (Booth 508) last month completed the acquisition of Philadelphia, Penn.-based MeridianTelesis, a privately held company providing carrier neutral and network neutral colocation services for enterprises in the Internet-oriented, telecommunications and data storage markets. The asset acquisition of this enterprise-centric colocation facility in Philadelphia provides Switch and Data with more than 30 new […]

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