Change of Season

Posted: 09/2001 Change of Season Hollings’ Leadership Leaves No Question That Bell-Friendly Legislation is a Moot Point By Kim Sunderland Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-S.C.), the new chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee and long-time Bell adversary, is poised to introduce legislation that would require the RBOCs to separate into […]

Regulatory News – BOC Break-Up Campaign Gains Momentum

Posted: 05/2001 BOC Break-Up Campaign Gains Momentum Competitive Carriers Press State Regulators to Save Competition by Splitting Bells By Kim Sunderland Competitive carriers don’t want to hear any sad songs from the BOCs about what it means to be forced by state and federal regulators to carve up their local exchange service operations into separate retail […]

Regulatory News – Verizon Takes Hits

Posted: 03/2001 Verizon Takes Hits Company Still Standing Despite Lawsuit, Separation Order By Kim Sunderland Verizon Communications Inc. ( recently received the kind of one-two punch that might knock a lesser competitor to the canvas. In Pennsylvania, the Public Utility Commission (PUC, is expected to order Verizon to separate its wholesale and retail operations. Verizon […]

Soap Box – Breaking the Bottlenecks: The Telecom Act at 5

Posted: 02/2001 Breaking the Bottlenecks: The Telecom Act at 5 By H. Russell Frisby Jr. As I write this, the nation emerges from a turbulent year; 2000 was full of unprecedented doubt and confusion in many key areas, political and economic. The controversies surrounding November’s presidential election and the wild ride that Wall Street gave […]

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