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FCC Delays the AT&T/BellSouth Merger Again

The FCC commissioners remain deadlocked on the AT&T/BellSouth merger and although it is widely believed the merger will happen, it is the conditions placed upon the new company – employing 300,000 employees that has ye to be decided. This article...

FCC: AT&T Now Guards the Cheese

Many people think one of the best things the FCC ever did was to put someone associated with COMPTEL on the commission. In my conversations at every level of the telecom industry, executives tell me consistently they think the FCC...

Phone Companies Get an FCC Spanking

A number of consumer advocacy groups and others have trying to encourage the FCC and government to put a stop to the consolidation of service providers that is taking place. They argue the old AT&T is being rebuilt and the...

VoIP e911 Forum

VoIP e911 is one of those issues that seems to linger on and on. It is a complicated issue and that in part has to do with the PSAPs that are described as a bunch of fiefdoms who really don't...

George Ou on Net Neutrality

George does a great job explaining his views on net neutrality.his views on net neutrality.The amount of political rhetoric coming from the Net neutrality crowd is at a fever pitch. From MoveOn.org to SaveTheInternet.com practicing their brand of scare the public...

Wireless Spectrum

Here are the details on the wireless spectrum auction held by the FCC. Some of the winners are JetBlue – yes the airline and AirCell who supplies private jets with wireless broadband equipment at the moment.Read JetBlue snags license for...

The USF Wants You!

At this point it is beyond ludicrous to have VoIP providers pay into the USF. VoIP is just an application. It makes much more sense to have broadband providers pay into the USF. I have mentioned this before and feel I...

Quoted in RCR Wireless

I was recently quoted in RCR Wireless a magazine from Crain Communications. If you don’t subscribe, you should check it out at http://www.rcrnews.com/. I am a subscriber by the way. Here is the article. I would have just run an...

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Here is some news from the FCC that is long overdue in my opinion. The FCC voted unanimously to establish a "Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau." The state of PSAPs in our country is not great. There are disparate...

Internet Telephony Magazine April 2006 Publisher's Outlook

The following is a portion of my April 2006 Internet Telephony Magazine Publisher's Outlook:There is Enough Broadband CompetitionI get the general sense that our government believes we already have enough broadband competition. I think that the FCC believes service providers...

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Speech

Today, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin spoke at the Comptel Spring 2006 show to a group of a few hundred competitive service providers. Comptel is not the first place you would imagine the Chairman would speak. In fact I thought I...

Is 'Net Neutrality' Enforceable?

TMCnet’s Patrick Barnard sent me a blog entry as this doesn’t pass as an article in its current form. Pat doesn’t have a blog at the moment so I figured I would post it for him. There are some thought-provoking...

CallVantage Service Update

CallVantage is going through what seems to be an unusual sort of maintenance where the 911 database cannot be updated if you move during the next few weeks. I surmise this has to do with integrating CallVantage with SBC systems.I...

Net Neutrality News

TMCnet has a new page dedicated to net neutrality news. Feel free to bookmark it if you want to keep up with the latest developments in the space. I get the feeling we will be discussing this concept for a...

Zoom Technologies

I spoke with Terry Manning, VP of Sales & Marketing at Zoom Technologies for a while at the last ITEXPO and I was intrigued by the discussion. I asked Terry to follow up with an e-mail so I can share...

Bush to Nominate Robert McDowell to FCC

President George W. Bush is expected to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the third Republican seat on the five-member Federal Communications Commission according to a story from Reuters. This news is crucial to the future of telecommunications because...

VoIP and Making Money

Here is the latest article on making money in VoIP and how to partner/resell the products and services needed to make you wealthy in the IP communications business. John McDonald will be on my panel next week at Internet Telephony...

Tom Ridge to Speak at ITEXPO

I am looking forward to hearing Tom Ridge’s comments at the upcoming Internet Telephony Conference & Expo this month in Ft. Lauderdale Florida (January 24–27). Secretary Ridge will present his thoughts on a number of issues ranging from security to...

The E-911 Opportunity

Reprinted from the January 2006 issue of Internet Telephony Magazine.In our company’s insider parlance, an opportunity is often a euphemism for a “problem.” This makes for some interesting turns of phrase when things go wrong and my colleagues approach me...

VoIP Predictions 2006

Reprinted from the January 2006 issue of Internet Telephony Magazine.Here are some predictions for the future of VoIP:Two Tiered InternetThe FCC will continue to make life difficult for VoIP providers. In addition they will side with the LECs on a...

Two-Tiered Internet

The LECs are very smart and have mastered the art and politics of getting what they want in Washington. They first cajoled the FCC and then the government to neuter the Telecom Act of 1996. By doing this they basically...

VoIP and the Universal Service Fund

There has been a good deal of buzz on the net regarding Kevin Martin's comments on forcing the VoIP industry to contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF). There are many things that concern me with these comments. The USF...

FCC Compliance

Here is a pretty good article on FCC VoIP E911 compliance in InformationWeek....

SER For Sale

Rumor has it SER is for sale and has $50 million in sales for the year. The sale makes good sense as a good part of the company’s inbound strategy was dependant on Aspect and now Aspect is owned by...

FCC to Cable: Offer Individual Channels

The big FCC news today is a Wall Street Journal story reporting that the commission will soon suggest that cable companies offer their channels individually. A recent FCC report says that consumers could save money if they have the ability...
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