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Martin Defends Decision Not to Act on Verizon Petition

Fearing that incumbents will continue to slow infrastructure investment if they are forced to share their networks with competitive carriers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Monday defended his decision to effectively allow Verizon Communications Inc. to reclassify its broadband services from telecommunications to information services. Among other implications, that could mean Verizon will no longer […]

Ensign Seeks to Reform Telecom Law, Incumbents Embrace Bill

In a move to revamp the nations telecom laws, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) today introduced The Broadband Consumer Choice Act of 2005, which incumbent associations and carriers immediately lauded. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the bills co-sponsor. It is time to restore Americas status as a leader in the field of global communication technology and […]

Commissioner Martin: The Fight is Up to You

In accepting the Champions of Competition award from the CompTel/ASCENT Alliance on Sunday, FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin admonished the industry to take up the fight. Its time to speak now or forever hold your peace, he said to an invitation-only audience gathered at the Anaheim Hilton on the first day of the associations spring conference […]

Premature Victory

Posted: 4/2003 Premature Victory As I write this, I am wrapping up a day covering the FCC’s ruling in the Triennial Review of the unbundling requirements. By the time you are reading this, we may know a lot more about what exactly was decided by the agency, but from where I sit right now, it […]

Premature Victory

Posted: 4/2003 Premature Victory As I write this, I am wrapping up a day covering the FCC’s ruling in the Triennial Review of the unbundling requirements. By the time you are reading this, we may know a lot more about what exactly was decided by the agency, but from where I sit right now, it […]

Appeals Court Says FCC was Right to Restrict UNEs

The U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a Federal Communications Commission temporary ruling that limits certain network elements competitive carriers can lease from their rivals, the Bell operating companies, at a more favorable pricing structure than under tariff rates. The Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), a Washington D.C.-based organization representing Bell rivals, argued the FCC […]

FCC Begins Reviewing Triennial Comments

Like sports fans taking sides before the game begins, incumbents and competitors lined up on opposite sides Wednesday with their filed comments relative to issues the Federal Communications Commission (www.fcc.gov) will consider during its Triennial Review of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. By law, the FCC is required every three years to review the act […]

Regulatory News – School of Hard Rocks

Posted: 08/2001 Regulatory News School of Hard Rocks States Stuck Between Competitors, Incumbents in Coast-to-Coast Onslaught By Kim Sunderland State regulators find themselves wedged between a rock and hard place as the furor over this year’s Section 271 activity blazes like the roaring August sun.On one side of the regulators are IXCs and other competitive […]

Bottlenecks 101

Posted: 07/2001 Bottlenecks 101 Now that there’s an oilman in the White House, we’re all learning that the root cause of our immediate energy problems isn’t so much lack of core supplies as it is the bottleneck in energy distribution. Capacity in the nationwide power line and pipe grids wasn’t expanded fast enough over the […]

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