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iPhone 5 Prompts Angry Petition

The groups want Apple to respond to criticisms of alleged worker abuse in Chinese warehouses and commit to creating what they call an "ethical" iPhone 5.

Petitioners Want Verizon-Frontier Deal To Be Denied

Just one week after an Illinois judge recommended that state regulators reject Verizon’s landline sale to Frontier Communications, 5,000 West Virginians have signed a petition asking that state’s Public Service Commission to reject the plan. The petition is being backed by a number of groups, including the Communications Workers of America, AARP and the West […]

FCC Gives AT&T Partial Forbearance Relief

The FCC late Thursday night partially granted AT&T Inc.s petition for forbearance from rules governing its commercial broadband services. Perhaps of greatest concern to CLECs is that AT&T can price its commercial broadband services as it sees fit and not share those rates with providers using its networks. The FCC issued a statement just minutes […]

Verizon: VoIP is VoIP

Verizon Communications Inc. has asked the FCC to regulate all VoIP services and providers not just over-the-top companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. on an interstate basis. Such a move would override state authority. It also could impact the rules governing how competitors interconnect with incumbents networks Verizons proposal comes as part of its continued […]

Successful Advocacy Begins Locally

Comptel was founded more than 26 years ago by entrepreneurs hoping to bring to consumers an alternative to the monopolistic long-distance service of the entrenched Ma Bell, AT&T. Over the years, its members have been a driving force behind the explosion of new technologies and services, including the Internet, on which consumers and businesses depend […]

The Conference Group: Free Recording for All

The Conference Group (Booth 603), a full-service conferencing company located in Newark, Del., is introducing free conference recording for all reservationless conference call customers. Conference leaders receive a summary via e-mail following each conference call. If the conference is recorded, a link to an mp3 file will be included in the summary. I hear time […]

Qwest Again Pushes for Forbearance; CLECs Ask FCC for Rules

Qwest Communications International Inc. this week re-filed its controversial forbearance request for relief from last-mile broadband connection rules. The filing came nearly a week after Qwest withdrew its original petition because the FCC couldnt reach a consensus on the matter during its monthly meeting. Qwest submitted its new request a day after a group of […]

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. […]

Special Access Revisited

Next to forbearance, many wireless providers and CLECs list special access as their top regulatory concern. How, they ask, will they compete if the FCC continues to reduce government oversight of circuit pricing and accessibility? Now, at the behest of a head House Democrat, not of its own accord, the FCC looks to ask itself […]

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