Apr 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM
With all the attention recently on the transition to the Internet Protocol (IP) network, it is easy to forget that the battle over the future of the Internet is still raging! Proponents of a “free and open” Internet are actively campaigning for the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet service as a “telecommunications” service so it can be broadly regulated as a “common carrier” service. It is not difficult to see the irony of this argument where a “free” Internet can only be achieved through increased regulation!
On the other hand, irony exists on both sides of the Internet divide, as many large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) continue to argue for minimal or no Internet regulation even while they seek advantageous deals that favor their own Internet traffic!
Nov 7, 2013 9:24:00 AM
On October 28, 2013, the FCC adopted (but not yet released) a Report and Order and a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), in its proceeding designed to develop rules to address problems in the completion of long-distance calls to rural end user customers.
Nov 5, 2013 12:00:00 PM
On October 10, 2013, AT&T stunned the industry by sending letters to special access customers stating that beginning November 9, 2013 it would no longer offer term discounts of more than three years on DS1, DS3 analog private line and DS0 services. AT&T stated that it would eliminate these long-term discounts as part of its announced phase-out of its Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to one based on Internet Protocol. It is important to note that the FCC has not granted AT&T permission to eliminate its TDM network, nor is there any indication they will do so in the near future. So this was a unilateral AT&T decision.
Feb 5, 2013 11:15:00 AM
[UPDATE: The recording of this webinar is now available here. The links below have also been updated to point to the new page. -MC]
Mar 12, 2012 1:00:00 PM
Feb 24, 2012 11:12:00 AM
3 free tools from CCMI to help you stay on top of the FCC's intercarrier compensation reform
The FCC Order in Docket 10-90 went into effect on Dec. 29, and set off what will be a decade-long revamp of hopelessly antiquated intercarrier compensation rules. The Order requires prompt action and close attention from every industry player -- ILECs, CLECs, wireline, and wireless service providers to state, VoIP, and cable companies, as well as state and Federal regulators across the industry.