MegaPath Invests in With Option to Acquire

MegaPath Inc., a provider of VPN solutions and other managed IP services to businesses nationwide, announced it has made a strategic investment in Inc. which will allow MegaPath to acquire substantially all of the equity of upon receiving regulatory and shareholder approval. This acquisition, which involves additional funding from existing MegaPath investors, would […]

IPCC to Hold Meeting Tuesday

The International Packet Communications Consortium (Booth 219) Tuesday at the show will hold its Service Provider Interconnectivity Working Group Meeting. The event is expected to be held in the Chicago Room, but is subject to change, according to IPCC. The meeting is open to all attendees between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., but for IPCC […]

Round Table

… ON AN FCC RULING DECLARING INTERNET PHONE SERVICE OFFERED BY VONAGE HOLDINGS CORP. IS NOT SUBJECT TO TRADITIONAL STATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS. “I strongly support the FCC’s decision to exempt Internet telephony from state regulation. VoIP services offer innovative new ways for consumers to communicate, and blur the traditional distinctions between intra- and interstate telephone […]

Linking to the Law

The Federal Communications Commission recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling laying out the agency’s proposed approach to implementing a legal framework for the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), particularly as it applies to packet-mode technologies such as VoIP. The Aug. 9, 2004, proposal, if adopted, is expected to impact […]

VoIP Peering Momentum, Direction Subject of telx Summit

Despite some technical hurdles still to be overcome, the ability of VoIP to drive cost savings and additional functionality for enterprise voice calls is pushing the development of VoIP peering. The goal is to enable VoIP carriers as well as enterprises that have turned to VoIP to interconnect their networks so calls originating or terminating […]

Opinion: Clarification

Posted: 10/2002 Clarifications In the September Prepaid Supplement industry news, John Gill, former president of Global Prepaid Alliance Inc., was mistakenly identified as a founder of that organization. PHONE+ regrets the error. In an article, "End of the Line?," in the September issue of PHONE+, it was inaccurately stated that FiberNet Telecom Group was on […]

Date Book

Posted: 06/2000 Date Book JUNE4-8 SUPERCOMM 2000 Atlanta +1 800 278 7372 www.supercomm2000.com5-7 Intele-Card Expo 2000 Miami Beach, Fla. +1 800 883 8353, ext. 127 www.intelecard.com14-16 IBC USA’s 3G Mobile Chicago +1 508 616 5550 www.ibcusa.com19-22 VON Europe 2000 Stockholm, Sweden +1 516 547 0800 www.von.com26-30 QSDG/ITU 2000 Montreal +1 514 844 1075 www.minacom.com27-29 PC […]

Date Book

Posted: 04/2000 Date Book APRIL 3-5 Call Centre Solutions Canada 2000 Conference & Exposition Toronto +1 800 265 5665 3-6 DSLcon 2000 Spring San Jose, Calif. +1 408 778 9904 3-7 Spring Internet World 2000 Los Angeles +1 800 632 5537 5-6 TIA Small Company Conference Dallas/Richardson, Texas +1 703 907 7700 […]

FCC Order Gives ILECs an Edge over Resellers

Posted:  02/2000 FCC Order Gives ILECs an Edge over Resellers BY KIM SUNDERLAND In what resellers hail as a major victory for their industry, the FCC ( has ordered ILECs to make x digital subscriber line (xDSL)-based advanced services available at wholesale rates for resale. However, resellers say the order contains a loophole that may […]

FCC Reports to Congress on Universal Service, Addresses InternetTelephony

Posted: 06/1998 FCC Reports to Congress on Universal Service, Addresses Internet Telephony By Danny E. Adams, partner Kelly Drye & Warren LLP On April 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its 110-page report to Congress on universal service issues. The report was required by certain members of Congress who added a provision to the […]

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