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Bell Atlantic Looks Good to Go

Posted: 12/1999 Bell Atlantic Looks Good to Go By Kim Sunderland In what should clear the runway for Bell Atlantic-New York’s (BANY’s) next takeoff, New York’s top telecom regulator says the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) has met federal competitive conditions in the state and should be approved to provide in-region long distance. But there […]

Competitors Hang Tough in 1999’s RegulatoryFight Club

Posted: 12/1999 Competitors Hang Tough in 1999’s Regulatory Fight Club By Kim Sunderland A new millennium stretches out before the telecommunications industry, beckoning like a bright light on a stormy night, drawing the long distance wholesale competitors and resellers forward into another regulatory age. Looking back over their shoulders as they switch off the light […]

Regulatory News – FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan

Posted: 11/1999 FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan By Kim Sunderland When two of the nation’s largest long distance carriers joined with four of the country’s biggest local exchange carriers (LECs) on a plan to revamp the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) access charge rules, a hush fell over the industry. On this contentious issue, at […]

Back to Zero

Posted: 11/1999 Back to Zero By Ernie Kelly Don’t look now, but they are at it again. The incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) have rounded up their supporters in Washington for one final charge up Capitol Hill in a last-ditch effort to perpetuate their market dominance. Having failed to stem the tide of competition through […]

Bell Atlantic May Have To Change a Few Things

Posted: 11/1999 Bell Atlantic May Have To Change a Few Things Kim Sunderland Now that New York-based Bell Atlantic Corp. has filed its New York long distance application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the company may have to cede a few more things before the FCC approves it. But that’s not likely to be […]

Regulatory News – CompTel: Competitors Need Full UNEs List to Survive

Posted: 10/1999 CompTel: Competitors Need Full UNEs List to Survive By Kim Sunderland Unbundled network elements (UNEs) are the lifeblood of many competitors and without the availability of the full and current UNEs list, many of these carriers could suffer dire consequences, according to members of the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel) In a press briefing […]

Pennsylvania PUC Adopts Competitive Rules

Posted: 10/1999 Pennsylvania PUC Adopts Competitive Rules By Kim Sunderland The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has adopted new rules aimed at promoting local exchange competition, but Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania has railed against the decision and plans a court appeal. In a split decision, the PUC voted to accept a decision in its "global settlement" proceeding […]

Know Thine Enemy; Know Thyself

Posted: 08/1999 Know Thine Enemy; Know Thyself By Arik R. Johnson Benchmarking is best described, and explored, as a framework for competitive strategic planning. Once the areas of the company to be studied have been identified, metrics can be applied to the key success factors of the industry or marketplace. Everybody remembers when WorldCom Inc. […]

Keep Competitors Off Your Intellectual Property

Posted: 09/1999 Keep Competitors Off Your Intellectual Property Telecommunications companies, like other technology-related ventures, often base their businesses on the unique and proprietary nature of their business ideas, processes, products and services. Indeed, it is these proprietary products and services that allow many telecommunications businesses to stake out a niche in the marketplace and to […]

Regulatory News – National UNEs List Still Critical, TRA Says

Posted: 07/1999 National UNEs List Still Critical, TRA Says By Kim Sunderland A minimum list of unbundled network elements (UNEs) that incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) must offer to competitors should be maintained, according to the Telecommunications Resellers Association (TRA), Washington. In comments filed this week with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), TRA says that […]

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