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Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service

Posted: 06/1998 Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service By Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. In May 1997, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted its controversial universal service ruling, few service providers comprehended the effect the program would have on their businesses. Today, all service providers with even minimal interstate traffic must pay approximately 3.9 […]

Wholesale Report Card

Posted: 05/1998 Wholesale Report Card Resellers Give Underlying Carriers a C+ By William West and Judy Reed Smith It’s no secret that Wall Street loves network providers. This article was written on the heels of wholesaler Qwest Communications International Inc.’s bid for the much larger retailer LCI International Inc.–a bid that was wholly funded by […]

Resale Report

Posted: 09/1997 Resale Report Prepaid Wireless: Add Another Arrow to Your Quiver By Debera Bell-Beam Despite huge revenue growth_$4.6 billion from 1995 to year-end 1996_only 17 percent of the U.S. population subscribes to a wireless service, according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). Wireless already serves 50 million customers, but with about 30 percent […]

Put it Down to Growing Pains

Posted: 09/1997 Put it Down to Growing Pains Clients Rate Their Billers in a New Report Debera Bell-Beam The report card is in, and it’s not great. But it’s not bad, either. Among the findings, one in four telecom service providers would give their billing suppliers an average or below-average rating, according to the new […]

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