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Accounting, Patriot Laws Raise Concern for Telcos — Public and Private

Posted: 3/2003 Accounting, Patriot Laws Raise Concern for Telcos — Public and Private By Stanley M. Gorinson and Neil D. Falis Michael K. Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, recently signaled the commission’s intent to relax existing regulations, making it easier for telecommunications companies to expand. For example, Powell has made clear his desire […]

CALEA Compliance Goes Undercover

Posted: 1/2003 special report To Serve & Protect CALEA Compliance Goes Undercover By Khali Henderson TELEPHONE COMPANIES LONG have worked with law enforcement to catch criminal conspirators using their networks. Stepped-up concern over security has put the heat on carriers to ensure they can meet mandates under the FCC’s 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement […]

Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos

Posted: 12/2002 Crackdown on Telemarketers Equals Risk, Opportunity for Telcos By Josh Long FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS MANDATING do-not-call lists are making life complicated for the $669 billion telemarketing industry. Twenty-seven states have implemented do-not-call list laws restricting organizations from making cold calls to particular phone numbers. And, legislators across the rest of the country […]

ASCENT: Atlantax Launches Tax Compliance Software Company

Atlantax Systems Inc. (Booth 322) announces it has formed a new company, Rhodus Systems Inc. (RSI). RSI’s primary purpose will be to license a proprietary state and local tax compliance software package to companies with multijurisdictional sales, use and telecommunications tax filing responsibilities. Atlantax will continue as a state and local tax compliance and consulting […]

BOC Busters

Posted: 08/2002 BOC Busters FCC, Competitive Carriers Suit Up for 271 Enforcement By Kim Sunderland Now that Bell operating companies (BOCs) have received numerous Section 271 approvals to provide in-region long-distance service, regulatory enforcement looms overhead like a "focused nonterminal repeating phantasm" — a little slippery and difficult to pin down. The situation may not […]

Round Table

Posted: 2/2002 Round Table   On FCC enforcement of Bell Section 271 compliance …  “As the BOCs continue to gain Section 271 approvals, the bureau may be getting more 271 complaints on backsliding in the coming months. We’re committed to handling them as quickly as we can. But [remember that] the purpose of enforcement is […]

Regulatory News – FCC’s 25 Conditions to Ensure Open Competition

Posted:  08/2000 FCC’s 25 Conditions to Ensure Open Competition Separate Affiliate for Advanced Services. Bell Atlantic/GTE will create separate affiliates to provide all advanced services in the combined region. Surrogate Line Sharing Discount. Bell Atlantic/GTE will provide data CLECs the economic equivalent of “line sharing” by providing them a second loop at a 50 percent […]

Lessons Learned from the State "271"Process

Posted: 08/1999 Lessons Learned from the State "271" Process By Andrew O. Isar Few things are as easy as they first seem, or so the adage goes. More than three years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law, no regional Bell operating company (RBOC) has entered the long distance market in its local territory. […]

Regulatory News – Common Carrier Chief Leads the Battles

Posted: 07/1999 Common Carrier Chief Leads the Battles By Kim Sunderland Lawrence E. Strickling has one of the toughest, most exciting and debatably fulfilling positions at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as chief of Common Carrier Bureau (CCB). He’s been at the forefront of the FCC’s efforts to break the broadband speed limit, improve enforcement […]

FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, EstablishesRoad Map for Future Requests

Posted: 02/1998 FCC Denies Ameritech’s Long Distance Application, Establishes Road Map for Future Requests By Danny E. Adams On Tuesday, August 19, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied Ameritech’s application for in-region interLATA services authority in Michigan. In doing so, the Commission commended both Ameritech and the Michigan for being at the forefront in opening […]

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