Stevens Bill Gets a Makeover

Sen. Ted Stevens, chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, has made some key revisions to his telecom reform bill. The proposed legislation The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 has ballooned from its initial 135 to 151 pages, but still contains controversial net neutrality provisions or, rather, a lack thereof. Documents obtained […]

Qwest Says Deal for MCI Would Face Fewer Regulatory Hurdles

In a revised $8 billion bid to acquire MCI Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday said a deal would be subject to less scrutiny from regulators than if Verizon Communications Inc. acquires the long-distance phone giant formerly known as WorldCom. Qwest is confident that the significantly smaller footprint overlap in a Qwest/MCI combination will […]

Telecommodities Indices – Bandwidth Indices Revised, Upward Trend Continues

Posted: 05/2000 Bandwidth Indices Revised, Upward Trend Continues s carriers introduce additional East-West routes, we have revised the Real-Time Bandwidth Exchange*Revealed Price Index (RTBX*RPI) to reflect the changing market. The revisions did not affect the general trend of bandwidth price movements; however, the price level shifted somewhat.The RTBX*RPI, which tracks current weighted average price of […]

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