Posted: 02/1999 The PICC Lost Revenue for IXCs? By Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. Recovering the primary interexchange carrier charge (PICC) from end users is becoming increasingly problematic for interexchange carriers (IXCs). Since its adoption, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has struggled to put rules in place that permit IXCs to pass the charge through to […]

PICCs Unfairly Pick on Long Distance Resellers

Posted: 04/1998 Long distance resellers are getting clobbered by new per-line fees known as preferred interexchange carrier charges, or PICCs. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this year instituted PICCs as an outgrowth of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The FCC also recently decreased the amount long distance carriers must pay local exchange carriers (LECs) to […]

Resellers Left in PIC-C Dust

Posted: 04/1998 By Khali Henderson Tom Coughlin is sure he’s got a story worthy of "60 Minutes." It’s not about his Cleveland-based long distance resale company, VISTA Communications, although the entrepreneurial CEO probably wishes it was. It’s not even about the phenomenal growth of the long distance resale industry in general, although the Telecommunications Resellers […]

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