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FCC Agrees to Forbearance Review as Verizon Vote Looms

The FCC on Nov. 30 said it will examine whether the forbearance petition process needs new rules. The notice came just days before the agency is slated to vote on Verizon Communications Inc.s request for sweeping regulatory relief in six northeastern markets. That Dec. 5 decision is crucial for several reasons. For one thing, it […]

Kelley Drye & Warren Partners Present Regulatory, Business Panels

For the second consecutive COMPTEL show, experts from Kelley Drye & Warren LLP will lead a series of panels examining new rules and pending regulatory matters that impact IP-based service, alternative last-mile facilities, wireless resale and other significant next-generation business plans. First up, from 8 – 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, is the seminar The […]

Service Provider Panelists Look at CLECs in a World Without UNE

Facing regulatory mandates restricting the availability of UNEs, service providers have a number of access options to evaluate for line migration and growth. A panel of service providers Tuesday will discuss whats available and when to use them. Panelists will take a look at the subject one layer of the OSI model at a time, […]

UNE CLECs Should Cut the Cord

THE TELEGRAPH, THE TELEPHONE AND EVEN the television have had us wired so long its difficult to imagine the world without the wires. Ironically, wireless communication has been around just as long as wireline. Since 1899, when Marconi radio-telegraphed the results of the Americas Cup yacht races, weve been sending content through the air. So […]

Bells Authorized to Increase Wholesale Rates on Business Lines

It should be a matter of simple math. But everybodys numbers dont always add up the same. The biggest local phone companies have submitted figures to the FCC that correspond to benchmarks the agency released in a December ruling. The benchmarks determine under what circumstances the local phone giants are freed from obligations to lease […]

XO Offers Alternatives to UNE Transport, UNE-P

XO Communications Inc. (Booth 717) announced it is ready to assist service providers affected by new rules issued in December by the FCC that limit their abilities to obtain cost-based rates for leasing network facilities from the regional Bell operating companies. Due to the new rules, the rates to lease certain Bell network facilities will […]

UNE Rules Destined for Court Review, Again

Competitive local phone companies supporting millions of residential and small business customers may see their network costs rise during the next few years by several dollars per line under a regulatory ruling that is likely headed for another review before a federal appeals court. The FCC voted last month to phase out rules allowing discounted […]

Session: Use Networks to Full Advantage

Its a practice that has become extremely familiar in recent years to companies in the telecom industry: leveraging existing network assets to any extent possible while still meeting customer needs. Thats the theme of todays session Leveraging Your Existing Network. Panelists of the session will attack this issue from various angles. Among the panelists, Dave […]

Round Table

ON WHETHER THE FCC SHOULD ISSUE PERMANENT RULES ALLOWING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES TO LEASE HIGHCAPACITY LOOPS FROM THE BIGGEST LOCAL PHONE COMPANIES AT GOVERNMENT-MANDATED UNE RATES. “The commission has long recognized that the market for high-capacity facilities and services is a source of mature competition in telecommunications markets, and that imposing an unbundling obligation on […]

Fight Moves to UNE-L

By The FCC rules have expired and CLECs worry the cost of providing businesses phone and data services may rise significantly, CompTel/ASCENT, the Washington D.C. trade group, warns in a study it released. CompTel/ASCENT released a study in late June claiming the demise of the federal rules could cost small and medium-sized businesses about $4.9 […]

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