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Forbearance Frenzy

When the FCC early last year relieved Verizon Communications Inc. of broadband services regulations, the agency essentially invited a crush of me too forbearance petitions from the LECs. Many of those pleas come up for a vote or time extension this summer. The additional three months is more than likely to be imposed. That would […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

FCC Releases CPNI Order

The FCC is requiring landline and wireless carriers to adopt more safeguards that bar pretexting, or the unauthorized disclosure of consumers phone records. The order on customer proprietary network information (CPNI) contains several provisions, among them the requirement that carriers including VoIP providers cannot release call records unless the caller provides a correct password. Otherwise, […]

CLECs, COMPTEL Urge FCC to Dismiss Verizon Petition

Several companies and associations are urging the FCC to reject Verizon Communications Inc.s petition for regulatory relief in several of its Northeastern markets. Broadview Networks, Covad Communications Group, NuVox Communications and XO Communications are some of the competitive providers asking the FCC to dismiss Verizons petition. COMPTEL has filed similar comments. Among other arguments, opponents […]

Shepard to Energize Agents With Telecom Marketing 101

Following up on his invigorating session at the Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., Steve Shepard, professional author and educator, will again energize agents, this time with a discussion on Telecom Marketing 101 in a vendor presentation brought to you by XO Communications Inc. (Booths 107-109) Too many people believe that […]

Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard to Deliver COMPTEL Opening Keynote

When it comes to achieving professional evolution in the face of intense competition and ever-changing business environments, few former athletes have achieved more and have more to share with COMPTELs membership than longtime boxing world champion turned broadcaster, turned entrepreneur, Sugar Ray Leonard. Leonards well-documented career, from which he will draw real-life stories in The […]

Regulators Not Paying Attention

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO We see that the Pennsylvania courts rule that the merger of Verizon and MCI should not have been approved. Once again regulators have failed to protect the ratepayers. In the case of Verizon and Pennsylvania, Verizon is being sued by TeleTruth for collecting $2 billion of rate increases that were granted […]

FCC Grants Qwest Forbearance Petition

The FCC has agreed to ease regulations on Qwest Communications International Inc.s long-distance operations, a move the company said will help it improve service to subscribers. The FCC on Feb. 20 voted 4-0, concurring that Qwest no longer is the dominant carrier in its 14-state region and that it faces intense competition from VoIP, wireless […]

Colo Market Competition Heats Up

Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Switch & Data Facilities Co. Inc.’s (NASDAQ = SDXC) initial public offering of 11.7 million shares got off to a healthy start at $17 a share on Feb. 9. The day range was $18 to $22, according to Yahoo! Finance. Switch and Data needs the money. Since CIO Jim Eddy left the […]

FCC Opened Forbearance Floodgate

IT WAS NEARLY ONE YEAR ago when a two-two tie at the Federal Communications Commission on whether to grant or deny a forbearance petition by Verizon Communications Inc. resulted in the Bell company receiving sweeping relief from federal and state regulation of its high-capacity broadband voice and data services. The commissions action was irresponsible, and […]

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