FCC Pushes VoIP Subscriber Acknowledgement Deadline to October

The FCC once again has extended the deadline requiring VoIP service providers to get acknowledgement from subscribers that they might not have access to E911 calling. The commission in August had threatened to cut off subscribers who had not responded, but changed that deadline to Sept. 29. Yesterday, the group said VoIP providers now have […]

Round Table

ON FCC RULES REQUIRING VOIP PROVIDERS TO OFFER ENHANCED 911 CAPABILITIES BY OCTOBER. “Today’s action seeks to remedy a very serious problem - one quite literally of life or death for the millions of customers that subscribe to VoIP service as a substitute for traditional phone service.” -FCC Chairman Kevin Martin “We are going to work […]

FCC Names TAC Members

The FCC has named the newest members of its Technological Advisory Council (TAC), many of whom are from the telecom industry. The TAC provides technical advice to the FCC, making recommendations on issues such as wireless device security and cyber security. The councils first meeting is set for tomorrow, followed by one in July and […]

Members OK CompTel/ASCENT, ALTS Merger

The members of CompTel/ASCENT and the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) voted last week to approve the merger of the two organizations. The merger, which will be completed March 1, combines more than 350 companies in support of the development and deployment of competitive communications networks and services for consumers and businesses. CompTel/ASCENT on […]

Competitive Industry Groups to Merge

As the competitive telecom services industry seeks to marshal its forces under increasing pressure from changing regulations, the two remaining organizations with CLEC memberships have announced their intentions to merge. CompTel/ASCENT on Dec. 3 announced plans to merge with the Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS) - the third such combination for the group over the […]

ICG Goes to Venture Capitalists

ICG Communications Inc. emerged from bankruptcy two years ago, but the restructuring did not lead to prosperity. In fact, the Englewood, Colo., telecommunications company disclosed this fall in a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would likely have to file for bankruptcy again and liquidate assets if it did not […]


Posted: 07/2002 Overheard… "I said, ‘I am not sure you can deliver a pizza in 30 minutes.’" … during the May ASCENT 2002 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, commenting on a claim by Enron Corp. executives that they could deliver bandwidth around the world in 30 minutes. –Brent Wilkens, managing director, Cantor Fitzgerald Telecom […]

Stock Watch: Encouraging, Grim News Leaves Market Mixed

Posted: 1/2002 Stock Watch Encouraging, Grim News Leaves Market Mixed Optimistic investors pushed the stock markets upwards from mid-October to mid-November, although the PHONE+ Stock index did not keep pace with other major indexes. Economic news was grim and encouraging during the period. The United States reported 415,000 jobs were lost in October, the biggest […]


Posted: 11/2000 IN BOX ECHANNEL Addition On behalf of TeleGea, thank you for the wonderful story you did on e-channels in the October issue. For our part, we were pleased with the coverage and thought it was a well-done article. Becky Sheetz TeleGea, Inc. www.telegea.com Telecom Veteran Joseph Sadoti Passes Away Joseph Sadoti, founder of […]

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