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Carrier Channel: OTC Bandwidth Brokers Partner

Posted: 08/2000 OTC Bandwidth Brokers PartnerOver the counter (OTC) brokers are forging partnerships to bring their matchmaking skills to capacity trading, intending to eliminate bids and offers floating unanswered in cyberspace.Chapel Hill Broadband (www.chbroadband.com) announced in July an exclusive deal with Bandwidth.com (www.bandwidth.com) to link buyers and sellers of wholesale capacity. The arrangement expands Bandwidth.com […]

Business News – Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities

Posted: 08/2000 Universal Access Expands Databases, Interconnection Facilities CUniversal Access Inc. (www.universalaccess.net) has expanded its Universal Information Exchange (UIX) databases and plans to open six additional Universal Transport Exchange (UTX) interconnection facilities.The UIX–a set of proprietary databases that contains information about current circuit routes, network availability, interconnection agreements, facility locations and pricing–now includes data on […]

Desperately Seeking Access Charges Reform

Posted:  02/2000 Desperately Seeking Access Charges Reform BY KIM SUNDERLAND Now that January has come and gone, pressure has hit the boiling point regarding an access charge reform proposal, which would reduce interstate access charges by $5.6 billion annually over the next five years and still deliver on universal service. The Coalition for Affordable Local […]

Regulatory News – FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan

Posted: 11/1999 FCC Advances Unified Access Charge Plan By Kim Sunderland When two of the nation’s largest long distance carriers joined with four of the country’s biggest local exchange carriers (LECs) on a plan to revamp the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) access charge rules, a hush fell over the industry. On this contentious issue, at […]

FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle

Posted: 01/1999 FCC Must Guide Industry Toward Clarity in Phone Bill Battle By Kim Sunderland It’s anybody’s guess how much the Federal Commun-ications Commi-sion (FCC) will regulate the way telecommunications carriers format their telephone bills. What’s certain is that there’s a problem with how various industry segments present billing information to their customers. The FCC’s […]

A New World Calls

Posted: 01/1999 A New World Calls By Kevin Kennedy In the world of telecommunications, we are at the dawn of a new age. At first blush, that statement may sound like hyperbole. However, it is no exaggeration. Driven by the rapid spread of the Internet, a new world network is emerging. In this new world, […]

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 […]

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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