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DeMint Introduces Digital Age Communications Act

In another of a series of Capitol Hill attempts to rewrite the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, yesterday introduced the Digital Age Communications Act of 2005 (DACA). The bill proposes market-oriented, competition-based telecom and communications reform. One Washington, D.C.-based analyst noted the legislation […]

New Draft of House Telecom Bill Breaks Spirit of Bipartisanship

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committees subcommittee on telecommunications today continued its push for telecom reform as Republicans offered up a revised draft version of legislation that drew heavy fire from leading Democrats. Subcommittee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) hailed the second draft of the Broadband Internet Transmission Services (BITS) Act as a bipartisan accomplishment. […]

FCC to Take Up Cable Franchise Rules Next Month, Chairman Says

The FCC will consider the cable franchise rules at its next meeting, which is set for Thursday, Nov. 3, according to the commissions Chairman Kevin Martin, who delivered a keynote address today at TELECOM 05. Martin, who joined the group via live satellite video, said the FCC will take up the question of whether the […]

PAETEC Helps VoIP Providers Comply with 911 Rules

PAETEC Communications Inc. said yesterday it has created a transport service that helps VoIP providers comply with looming federal requirements regarding emergency 911 access. PAETEC says its Emergency Access Transport Service will allow VoIP providers to use its dedicated T1s to terminate emergency calls to the appropriate PSAP in the callers location. A PSAP is […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

Robbins to Telcos: Bring it On

Cox Communications President and CEO Jim Robbins came out swinging for his keynote speech yesterday morning. I want you to know were ready for you, he told the TELECOM 05 audience. As Ive always said to competition Bring it on. While the major telcos are just starting to roll out video services to complete their […]

Comstock Unveils Logo, Lobbying Initiative

COMPTELs new president and CEO Earl W. Comstock addressed his first convention of the associations membership by unveiling a new logo and a new lobbying initiative designed to reflect a new era in the competitive telecommunications market. After mergers with three other industry groups ACTA, ASCENT and ALTS — over the last few years, COMPTEL […]

FCC Releases DSL Deregulation Order

The FCC on Friday released the order on its decision earlier this summer to deregulate DSL. The document clarified the FCCs August move to free the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. It was still too early Monday afternoon for many of the RBOCs and various […]

VoIP Inc.: New VoiceOne Network Complies with FCC 911 Rules

Carriers carrier VoIP Inc. has brought together its relationships with other service providers and call centers to create a private network for 911 calls. The company, which recently acquired Volo Communications, says the new VoiceOne network meets the FCCs mandate for VoIP providers to offer wireline-like emergency response services. Shawn Lewis, CTO of VoIP Inc., […]

FCC Deregulates DSL

In early August FCC commissioners agreed to deregulate DSL access a move that was foreshadowed just weeks earlier when the Supreme Court ruled against Brand X Internet LLC, freeing cable companies from network-sharing requirements sought by the ISP. In a widely anticipated move, the FCC on Aug. 5 reclassified wireline broadband providers as information services. […]

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