regulatory

 

Regulatory News – Competitors Urge Denial of MCI WorldCom-Sprint Merger

Posted:  04/2000 Competitors Urge Denial of MCI WorldCom-Sprint Merger BY KIM SUNDERLAND As two of the nation’s largest IXCs attempt to combine forces in one of the new millennium’s first and biggest telecom mergers, the FCC (www.fcc.gov) prepares to issue its determination of whether the controversial deal benefits the public interest. To hear competitive carriers […]

Regulatory News – Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services

Posted:  04/2000 Inquiry 2000 Proceeds on Deployment of Advanced Services BY KIM SUNDERLAND The FCC has initiated a second inquiry into whether advanced services are being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner.Commission Chairman William E. Kennard says the FCC (www.fcc.gov) particularly is interested in deployment rate for rural and inner-city areas, and for people […]

Identity Crisis

Posted: 03/2000 Identity Crisis Should You Be A Reseller Or Distributor? By Neil S. Ende In the telecom world, perhaps more than any other, a company’s regulatory status may be determined as much by how the company describes itself as by how it operates. Providers of voice-grade services often are regulated, while providers of "enhanced […]

IdentityCrisis:

Walled In: Why IP Voice Is Held Captive (And, What Carriers, Vendors Are Doing to Set it Free) By Charlotte Wolter IP voice carriers face towering barriers between their networks, but a few chinks may be starting to appear in those walls. Identity Crisis: Should You Be A Reseller Or Distributor? By Neil S. Ende […]

Regulatory News – FCC Order Gives ILECs an Edge over Resellers

Posted:  03/2000 FCC Wraps Up Record On SBC Long-Distance Bid BY KIM SUNDERLAND The FCC is getting down to business on deciding whether SBC Communica-tions Inc. is ready and able to provide in-region long distance in Texas. If approved, SBC (www.sbc.com) will offer a bundle of services that includes local, long distance, Internet and satellite […]

Regulatory News – State Rulings on SBC 271s Expected This Year

Posted:  03/2000 State Rulings on SBC 271s Expected This Year BY KIM SUNDERLAND SBC has several other Sec. 271 applications pending in the states and hopes to have the majority of them approved this year. "All of our states currently have proceedings before them," says Paul M. Mancini, vice president and assistant general counsel for […]

Business News – ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES

Posted: 03/2000 ADDS, MOVES & CHANGES Joseph A. Basile Jr., president and CEO of GST Telecommunications Inc. (www.gstcorp.com) has announced his resignation to pursue other interests. Basile will continue to serve as a member of GST’s board of directors. Tom Malone, GST’s COO, is serving as interim CEO pending a search for a permanent CEO. […]

Regulatory News – Making the Grade

Posted:  02/2000 Making the Grade By Kim Sunderland Federal telecom lawmakers received better grades in 1999 than they did in 1998. But they still are not performing to their potential, says the United States Telecom Association (USTA), which represents the local telephone companies. The USTA’s (www.usta.org) legislative and regulatory report card for 1999 graded the […]

Regulatory, Technology Summit Presents ‘Great Climb’for CompTel Members

Posted: 12/1999 Regulatory, Technology Summit Presents ‘Great Climb’ for CompTel Members Against the backdrop of Arizona’s dark and towering Supersitition Mountains, nearly 2,000 competitive service providers met to discuss the challenging climb they face to reach the peak–full and open competition–at the Competitive Telecommunications (CompTel) Fall Business Conference & Trade Expo in October. "We face […]

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 […]

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