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FCC Will Not Cut off VoIP Subscribers with No E-911

The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a notice late Tuesday, that, once again, it had adjusted its original VoIP E-911 Order. The agency dropped the requirement that VoIP service providers cut off subscribers who do not have E-911 coverage by Nov. 28 The notice also says the agency explicitly bans VoIP service providers from marketing in […]

Le Vin, Le Beret, Le Laptop, Le Wi-Fi

The small mountain village of Gordes, France, has left the Dark Ages behind. The community, a magnet for actors and entertainers, now is as connected as any modern city, thanks to Firetide Inc. and the Ruralnet project. The Village of Gordes has been named one of the most beautiful villages of France and receives more […]

Panels Discuss Policy Insights

Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM 05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured speaker at Wednesdays luncheon, which any fully paid conference registrant can […]

Allied Telesyn iMAP 9100 Among RUS-Approved Products

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has placed the iMAP 9100 integrated multiservice access platform from Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, on its List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers. According to the company, this paves the way for RUS-funded rural service providers to […]

Pannaway SCN Gains RUS Acceptance

Pannaway Technologies Inc. (Booth 1425) has announced that its Service Convergence Network (SCN) access solution for the delivery of triple play services over copper and fiber broadband will be on the United States Department of Agricultures Rural Utilities Service (RUS) list of materials. RUS acceptance makes Pannaways SCN available to rural IOCs qualified by the […]

Telecom Associations Coalition to Lobby for Rural Consumers

As Congress prepares to address telecom reform for the second time in 10 years, four associations have formed the Coalition to Keep America Connected. The Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies and the Western Telecommunications Alliance held a press conference today announcing […]

Caucus Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Rural Interests in Telecom Reform

In support of small phone companies and consumers in rural America, more than 60 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter outlining principles Congress should adopt when reforming telecommunications law. The principles endorsed by the Congressional Rural Caucus called on lawmakers to preserve federal subsidies that support nationwide telecom services at affordable rates […]

Space Data, MCI Enter Roaming Pact

Space Data Corp., a company providing wireless data services in rural areas, on Thursday announced a mutual roaming agreement with MCI Inc. Space Data and MCI’s SkyTel expect to begin offering roaming this month for location and fleet management services, with roaming capabilities for two-way messaging service to follow later this year. Space Data offers […]

Camvera Networks, PowerNet Global Communications Team

Service provider PowerNet Global Communications is partnering with Camvera Networks, a wireless broadband systems integration and management company, to trial VoIP services over fixed wireless networks. If all goes as planned, those services will be available through PowerNet Globals channel partners. Were going down the path to provide wireless broadband access and VoIP services to […]

RICA, ANPI Bring VoIP to Independent Telcos

Two telecom groups are partnering in a deal that will give members access to a nationwide, independent VoIP network. The Rural Independent Competitive Alliance (RICA), one of the United States largest CLEC associations, has made a deal with Associated Network Partners Inc. (ANPI), a consortium owned by more than 300 independent telephone companies, for its […]

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