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Regulatory News – School of Hard Rocks

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News School of Hard Rocks States Stuck Between Competitors, Incumbents in Coast-to-Coast Onslaught By Kim Sunderland State regulators find themselves wedged between a rock and hard place as the furor over this year’s Section 271 activity blazes like the roaring August sun.On one side of the regulators are IXCs and other competitive […]

Regulatory News – BOC Break-Up Campaign Gains Momentum

Posted: 05/2001 BOC Break-Up Campaign Gains Momentum Competitive Carriers Press State Regulators to Save Competition by Splitting Bells By Kim Sunderland Competitive carriers don’t want to hear any sad songs from the BOCs about what it means to be forced by state and federal regulators to carve up their local exchange service operations into separate retail […]

Regulatory News – Verizon Takes Hits

Posted: 03/2001 Verizon Takes Hits Company Still Standing Despite Lawsuit, Separation Order By Kim Sunderland Verizon Communications Inc. (www.verizon.com) recently received the kind of one-two punch that might knock a lesser competitor to the canvas. In Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission (PUC, http://puc.paonline.com) is expected to order Verizon to separate its wholesale and retail operations. Verizon […]

Regulatory News – Texas PUC Chairman Pat Wood Stands on Threshold of Change

Posted: 02/2001 Texas PUC Chairman Pat Wood Stands on Threshold of Change By Kim Sunderland Pat Wood, Texas PUC Chairman Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC, www.puc.state.tx.us) Chairman Pat Wood III has famous dimples, according to his executive assistant, and he might be bringing them to Washington later this year. Wood is poised to take a position […]

Regulatory News – Competitors Jam BellSouth’s, Verizon’s Foward Movement

Posted: 02/2001 Competitors Jam BellSouth’s, Verizon’s Foward Movement By Kim Sunderland East Coast Bell operating companies BellSouth Corp. (www.bellsouth.com) and Verizon Communications (www.verizon.com) remain snarled in competitive jams that are holding up their plans to enter the long-distance market in certain parts of their regions. Competitive carriers have launched a frontal attack to gain assurances that […]

Regulatory, Competitive Challenges Facing Local Prepaid

Posted: 06/2000 Regulatory, Competitive Challenges Facing Local Prepaid By Glenn S. Richards, Esq., and David S. Konczal, Esq. Prepaid local carriers are growing in scope and number. In many ways, the prepaid local industry represents everything Congress envisioned in passing the Telecommunications Act of 1996–risk-taking entrepreneurs offering new telecommunications services to the underserved segments of […]

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 […]

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