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Carrier Contracts: A Minefield of Avoidable Risk

Posted: 08/1999 Carrier Contracts: A Minefield of Avoidable Risk By Neil S. Ende Carrier agreements are intended to set forth the terms and conditions under which resellers purchase the essential commodity of their business: telecommunications services. Sadly, however, it is a rare instance when the reseller has read or truly understands the essential terms and […]

Straight Talk – Part One

Posted: 04/1999 Straight Talk – Part One Resellers on Building and Supporting Sales Channels By Jennifer Knapp Roundtable Participants Moderator: Bob Titsch Jr., Former Group Editor, Telecom Division, Virgo Publishing Inc., Phoenix Panelists: Philip Bethune, President, Vista Group International, Westlake, Ohio Jack Burk, President, Integrated TeleServices, Fresno, Calif. Bob George, President, Discount Long Distance, Knoxville, […]

Straight Talk – Part One

Posted: 04/1999 Straight Talk – Part One Resellers on Building and Supporting Sales Channels By Jennifer Knapp Roundtable Participants Moderator: Bob Titsch Jr., Former Group Editor, Telecom Division, Virgo Publishing, Phoenix Panelists: Philip Bethune, President, Vista Group International, Westlake, Ohio Jack Burk, President, Integrated TeleServices, Fresno, Calif. Bob George, President, Discount Long Distance, Knoxville, Tenn. […]

Is Switch Partitioning Feasible for CLECs?

Posted: 03/1999 Is Switch Partitioning Feasible for CLECs? By William H. Tucker In a marketplace where a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) is seeking efficiency, switch partitioning is emerging as the fourth viable opportunity–behind bundled resale, leasing unbundled network elements (UNEs) and network overbuilds–to more effectively serve its customers. Not everyone embraces the notion of […]

Dial-Around Compensation Services Arrive for Both Sides of the Coin

Posted: 02/1999 Dial-Around Compensation Services Arrive for Both Sides of the Coin By Jennifer Knapp Dial-around compensation (DAC)–the reimbursement of payphone service providers (PSPs) for dial-around and toll-free calls placed at a payphone–has been a reality for more than two years. While the Federal Communica-tions Commission (FCC) has determined how much–28.4 cents–carriers and calling card […]

U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off

Posted: 10/1998 U.S. Efforts to Reduce International Calling Costs Starting to Pay Off By Carol L. Bowers Notwithstanding the pending lawsuit over the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) attempt to reform international settlement rates last year, the agency is proceeding with an even greater overhaul that it says will benefit consumers worldwide. Regina Keeney, chief of […]

Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service

Posted: 06/1998 Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service By Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. In May 1997, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted its controversial universal service ruling, few service providers comprehended the effect the program would have on their businesses. Today, all service providers with even minimal interstate traffic must pay approximately 3.9 […]

The Final Chapter

Posted: 03/1998 By Dan Baldwin The Final Chapter In the November issue of PHONE+ we began a three-part series on what you can do when one of the Big Three beats your price in a deal you thought you had closed. This month’s column is the final chapter, and the information comes from an actual […]

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