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VoIP Providers Slam FCC E911 Decision

VoIP service providers and industry members attacked the FCC’s May 19 order requiring VoIP operators to provide E911, saying the ruling sets up requirements that are impossible for the industry to meet within the timeframe set by the agency. Compliance with the rules must be within 120 days of the order’s publication in the Federal […]

Slam Dunk

With easy conferencing on the rise, remote collaboration is more than just a solution for the travel-weary executive set. Conferencing is finding a home with businesses of all shapes and sizes, and vendors are looking to agents to spread the word. “In the past couple of years, the industry has gotten away from attended services […]

Adopt an Anti-Slam Plan

FINES AND PENALTIES LEVIED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AND STATE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONS AGAINST CARRIERS FOR SLAMMING ACTIVITY, PARTICULARLY CARRIERS RELYING UPON TELEMARKETING, CAN BE CRIPPLING. SINCE 2000, THE FCC HAS ASSESSED - EITHER IN FORFEITURE ORDERS OR THROUGH SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - CARRIER FINES OF AT LEAST $14 MILLION AND STATE PUCS IN TOTAL HAVE ASSESSED […]

Soap Box: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Posted: 7/2003 Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? By Neil S. Ende, Alexandre B. Bouton and Tom K. Sinai Slamming. The word itself conjures up images of aggressive, even violent, misconduct. It is quite appropriate then that, in the telecom world, the word has become associated with unauthorized conversion of a consumers telephone service. From […]

Stock Watch: Terrorist Attacks Slam Markets

Posted: 11/2001 Stock Watch Terrorist Attacks Slam Markets The markets, along with the broader economy, came to a virtual standstill following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Trading was halted for four days following the tragedy.Once they reopened, the markets suffered steep losses. Investors fear an already weak […]

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