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Internet Taxation Ban Attracts Congressional Debate

Four bills addressing Internet taxation are pending in Congress as House and Senate committees this week held hearings on the matter. The original moratorium banning Internet taxes will expire Nov. 1, unless lawmakers extend the date or institute a permanent freeze. Companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. support a permanent ban on Internet access taxes […]

WorldGate Introduces Ojo Shadow

WorldGate Communications Inc. at VON today introduced Ojo Shadow, a lower-cost version of its personal broadband video phone that likely will sell for around $249. The company also said it is reducing the MSRP of its original Ojo Personal Video Phone, changing the pricing to $499 for the original Ojo and $399 for the Ojo […]

Level 3, Cogent to Continue Exchanging Traffic

Level 3 Communications Inc. and Cogent Communications Inc. have resolved their differences. Level 3 had said earlier this month it was terminating its peering relationship with the ISP because the terms of the companies previous agreement no longer benefited Level 3. Cogent was sending far more traffic to the Level 3 network than Level 3 […]

Separate & Unequal

Posted: 2/2004 Separate & Unequal It has been 20 years since the breakup of the Bell System. Equal access and Bill McGowan are words that rarely enter our vernacular today, and are not likely to end up on an episode of VH1s I Love the 80s for their nostalgic value. Many of us, however, would […]

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