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UNE-R to the Rescue

While carriers lament the rising costs of UNE-L and transport as a result of the recent court overturning of wholesale unbundling rules, a new service is coming to the market that promises to help CLECs that rely on such facilities to support their networks. UNE-R, or Unbundled Network Element Replacement, is not a Bell service […]

Technologies Management Inc. Announces Tarrifs.net

Technologies Management Inc. (TMI Booth 710), has developed Tariffs.net for telecom companies to post rates, terms and conditions on the Internet. The electronic posting of tariff or price list information is required by the FCC and various state commissions. The company says Tariffs.net allows telecom companies to post rates, terms and conditions via several, secure […]

TMI Offers New Tariff Service, Expands Publications

Technologies Management Inc. (Booth 327), a regulatory consulting firm for telecommunications providers, now offers expanded publications to help carriers comply with state and federal requirements. Also new from TMI is Tariffs.net, which the company describes as a simple, convenient solution for telecom companies to post rates, terms and conditions on the Internet. The electronic posting […]

Soap Box – Operating in the Detariffed Environment:

Posted: 09/2001 Soap Box Operating in the Detariffed Environment: Are You Ready? By Charles H. Heleinn Charles Heleinn July 31, after nearly two decades and countless trips to the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Communications Commission’s wish to rid itself of the burden of processing, reviewing and warehousing reams of […]

Detariffing

Posted: 09/2000 Detariffing New Rules Pave the Way for Customer Contracts By Neil S. EndeOver the last 20 years, a feeling has grown that tariffs are antiquated and do more harm than good. The FCC’s new regulatory regime eases this feeling by requiring customer contracts and giving consumers more say.For most of the 20th century, […]

Regulatory News – Court Agrees with FCC: Free IXCs from Tariff

Posted:  06/2000 Court Agrees with FCC: Free IXCs from Tariff By Kim Sunderland Several IXCs have lost a three-year battle with the FCC (www.fcc.gov) in a federal appeals court over the requirement that they file federal tariffs outlining their rates or service changes. The court rejected April 28 their petition seeking review of an FCC […]

The Art of Cost Management

Posted: 01/2000 The Art of Cost Management By Faye F. Henris  The past decade in the telecommunications industry has been like none other. Dramatic alterations to the regulatory and technological landscapes have paved the way for increased competition and the introduction of new products and services in every carrier category. The collective challenges may be […]

Unholy Contract  – The Legacy and Abuse of the Filed Rate Doctrine

Posted: 05/1999 Unholy Contract The Legacy and Abuse of the Filed Rate Doctrine By Neil S. Ende In America, the contract is a fundamental and indispensable part of our culture and business life. Virtually no significant business transaction is consummated without the execution of a contract. The enforceability, indeed the "sanctity" of the contract, is […]

Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service

Posted: 06/1998 Recovering the Controversial Costs of Universal Service By Thomas K. Crowe, Esq. In May 1997, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted its controversial universal service ruling, few service providers comprehended the effect the program would have on their businesses. Today, all service providers with even minimal interstate traffic must pay approximately 3.9 […]

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