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FCC Shelves Forbearance Petitions at Monthly Meeting

After hours of delay, the FCC at its monthly meeting decided late Tuesday it wouldnt address several telco forbearance petitions on its plate. That gives commissioners another month to deliberate over the requests. The agency also pressured Qwest Communications International Inc. to withdraw its petition for relief from last-mile broadband connection rules at least temporarily. […]

FCC Issues New E911 Order

Wireless carriers must achieve PSAP-level E911 compliance by Sept. 11, 2012, the FCC said this week. The move was steps away from the agencys proposed, and very controversial, one-year deadline. Wireless providers now have five years and must meet certain benchmarks in the interim. Benchmarks include satisfying location accuracy requirements and demonstrating significant progress toward […]

Appeals Court Rejects Vonage Request

A federal appeals court today denied Vonage Holdings Corp.s request that the jury verdict against it be thrown out and that the company get a new trial. We believe that Vonage has not yet made a sufficient argument to justify a new trial, said analysts for investment bank Stifel Nicolaus in a memo to clients. […]

Appeals Court to Hear Vonage-Verizon Case on April 24

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in the Vonage-Verizon patent case on April 24. That means Vonage Holdings Corp. will be able to sign new subscribers until at least that day. The VoIP provider late last Friday received a stay of injunction that would have stopped the company from adding new customers. Analysts for […]

Jury Ponders Whether Vonage Infringed on Verizon Patents

Jurors on Wednesday started deliberating whether Verizon Communications Inc.s claim that Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed on its patents has merit. Lawyers for both companies wrapped up closing arguments in federal court in Virginia. Reuters reported that jurors asked the judge for permission to work into the night, since they hoped to reach a verdict soon. […]

FCC Postpones AT&T-BellSouth Vote

The FCC has postponed its consideration of the AT&T Inc.-BellSouth Corp. merger until Friday. The agency was scheduled to discuss the matter today at its regular monthly meeting, but analyst reports point out the two Democratic commissioners are balking at the apparent lack of conditions being imposed on the merger. The Department of Justice (DoJ) […]

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