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Telecom, Utility Panelists Address Argument Over Attachment Rates

The matter of pole attachment rates has resurfaced this year as competitive service providers call on the FCC to end pricing disparities. Don Shepheard, vice president of federal regulatory affairs and policy for Time Warner Telecom, the company that reignited the pole attachments debate with a white paper it sent to the FCC, will lead […]

Wave7 Annnounces Multiple Trident7 Optical Access Platform Deployments

Wave7 Optics Inc., a supplier of FTTH/FTTP equipment for residential and business services, recently announced a number of new Trident7 Optical Access Platform customers. Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power (CELP) will install the Trident7 Optical Access Platform for a new municipal network slated to begin service in January 2007. CELP is a community-owned electric utility […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in late July sided with organizations including NARUC (the National […]

Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing

FEATURE Posted: 09/2006 Judges Reaffirm States Rights for Wireless Truth-in-Billing By Kelly M. Teal A federal appeals court has reaffirmed legal support for states rights to require or prohibit the use of line items on wireless bills. The so-called truth in billing matter directly affects providers, including MVNOs and cellular carriers. Judges for the 11th […]

Telecom Links

Trade Associations Analyst/Consulting Firms Federal Regulatory Agencies State Regulatory Agencies Trade Associations Association for Local Telecommunications Services www.alts.org California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies (CALTEL) www.caltel.org Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association www.wow-com.com COMPTEL www.comptel.org DSL Center www.dslcenter.com  (This site has info on DSL and ISPs.) Also includes link to www.dsl-service-providers.net to search for ISPs that […]

Clock Ticks on Telecom Reform

MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER Congress set out to update the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the likelihood that a new law will emerge this Congressional session is in doubt. Efforts at reform have been spearheaded on both the House and Senate, with the House first to pass a bill the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) […]

SAVVIS Announces Extensive Enhancements to Channel Program

SAVVIS Communications (Booth 311), a global IT utility services provider and sponsor of this weeks Channel Partners Conference & Expo, has launched extensive enhancements to its Partner Services Program. The new program, which opens SAVVIS entire solutions portfolio (including the Utility Services platform) to qualified partners, is complemented with a new branding approach to support […]

Wireless Interactive Unveils RedFire

Wireless Interactive Communications Inc. (Booth 1113), a Broadband Wireless Pavilion exhibitor, today announces the introduction of its newest 802.11g product line, RedFire. The RedFire product line is designed for outdoor hotspot and point-to-multipoint applications, offering long-distance (up to 20 km) connections at data rates up to 54mbps, powered over Ethernet. The line is fully compliant […]

Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many

A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid. Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or so-called BPL, the bill introduced by Texas Sen. Troy Fraser passed […]

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