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Verizon: VoIP is VoIP

Verizon Communications Inc. has asked the FCC to regulate all VoIP services and providers not just over-the-top companies such as Vonage Holdings Corp. on an interstate basis. Such a move would override state authority. It also could impact the rules governing how competitors interconnect with incumbents networks Verizons proposal comes as part of its continued […]

Bill Would Give Wireless Subscribers More Rights

Freshman Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and veteran lawmaker Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., long an advocate for government oversight in telecom, have unveiled a bill to give cellular users access to more information about the services they buy. CTIA The Wireless Association immediately decried the proposal while a group that represents state utilities praised it. Klobuchar and […]

Microsoft Unveils PlayReady

Microsoft Corp. has unveiled its PlayReady product, new digital rights management (DRM) technology. Supporting multiple content types and flexible rights, Microsoft PlayReady gives service providers and manufacturers a single platform to manage digital media on wireless devices. PlayReady technology enables subscription, rental, pay-per-view, preview and distribution, which can be applied to a range of digital […]

Roy A. Wilkens

THEN: Roy A. Wilkens was president of Williams Telecommunications Co. (WilTel) in 1987 and was beginning to be vindicated for his gutsy decision — as president of Williams Pipeline Co. — to use the company’s gas rights of way for fiber-optic telecommunications. The company would do a brisk business in wholesale capacity and would be […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in late July sided with organizations including NARUC (the National […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

FEATURE Posted: 09/2006 Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing By Kelly M. Teal A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in late July sided with organizations including the National Association […]

Senate Committee Shoots Down Net Neutrality, States Wireless Rights

The Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 will go to the Senate floor without provisions for net neutrality or protection of states rights for defending wireless consumers. The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday wrapped up two days of hearings on the dozens of amendments to the proposed bill. Among its most controversial […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

QUALCOMM, SOMA Networks Sign OFDM/OFDMA License Agreements

QUALCOMM Inc., a CDMA and wireless technology developer, and SOMA Networks Inc., a provider of last-mile broadband wireless access technology, today announced at the Broadband Wireless World convention that they have signed worldwide subscriber and infrastructure equipment license agreements. Under the terms of the royalty-bearing agreements, QUALCOMM has granted SOMA Networks a patent license to […]

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