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The Rules Have Changed

Posted: 10/1998 The Rules Have Changed By Khali Henderson The international wholesale buy-sell game is being changed by PTT players, plummenting prices and inconsitant quality. It used to be that a U.S. reseller knew who he was buying international termination from. Today, it’s not so clear. International long distance capacity is often resold three and […]

FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code

Posted: 09/1998 FTC Cracks Down as FCC, Industry Issue Anti-Cramming Code By Khali Henderson In an effort to curb "cramming," the Federal Communi-cations Commission (FCC) together with local phone companies July 22 issued guidelines to prevent the practice, which involves the billing of charges for programs, products and services subscribers have not knowingly authorized. Release […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 11/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

What’s Fair?

Posted: 10/1997 What’s Fair? FCC Ponders Payphone Compensation Rules in Wake of Court Remand "Fair’s fair," as the old saying goes. That’s not a very enlightening definition in any context. Fortunately, the circularity of this definition isn’t enough to support policy arguments. Unfortunately, federal regulators continue to struggle over trying to figure out what’s fair […]

New Rules on Tap

Posted: 10/1997 Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series examining issues surrounding slamming. Part One takes a look at the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to revise slamming rules and the effects of those rules, which small long distance carriers claim are unfair at best and an attempt to wipe out the small […]

Payphone Route

Posted: 09/1997 Payphone Route Court Rules Against Payphone Order: Says FCC Erred in Setting Rate By Mark Haney In the July issue, we discussed the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Payphone Order. In the order, the FCC ruled that payphone service providers (PSPs) are entitled to fair and reasonable compensation for the use […]

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