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Vonage reaches 70% E911 compliance

Vonage today announced that more than one million subscriber lines now have Enhanced 911 (E911) service, a feature that automatically associates a physical address with the calling party's telephone number. Recently, the FCC gave Vonage, and all Internet-based phone service...

FCC says A La Carte TV channels will save customers money

Interesting report from the FCC that found cable choice is not only economically feasible, but in most cases could even save consumers money."Today's report is exactly what consumers have been waiting for," said Lanier Swann, Director of Government Relations for...

USF tax and long-distance

A controversial proposal by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin plans to hike the Universal Service Fund (USF) charges for phone users who make few or no long-distance calls. But what is long-distance any more? If you're a broadband...

Cell Calls from Planes On Their Way

Remember when airplanes had telephones in seat backs rather than LCD TVs? Expensive to use ($6 a minute seems to ring a bell), they were used sparingly (very sparingly) by most travelers. The ones still in existence are operated by...

Keynotes at Internet Telephony Expo

Rich has some interesting thoughts on the two keynoters that highlight the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo show next month which includes Tom Ridge and Ron Insana - neither of which really need an introduction. Rich also reminds his blogging...

FCC taxes VoIP? C'mon!

In case you didn't hear, The FCC will likely force VoIP providers to contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF), a program that helps subsidize telecommunications services in rural, "non-profitable" regions of the country, as well as in schools and...

NENA Interim/Migratory I2 Standard Published

Some important news to share regarding e911 and VoIP. While this is a step in the right direction, the FCC still needs to clarify its position on e911 and give the VoIP service providers time to be in compliance with...

Google Gtalkr for Google Talk

Gtalkr is a Flash-based website-enabling access to Google Talk and was launched yesterday as a beta. It allows you to access your Google Talk (Gtalk) instant messaging account without the software client installed, from any computer that has Flash installed....

Packet8 e911 Coverage Map

Someone posted a comment to a recent blog post of mine regarding what I considered the FCC's "impossible e911 mandate" and said, "Quit your whining about poor old Vonage. If Packet8 can meet the FCC mandate, then every other VoIP...

FCC wants ala carte TV channels

I heard on WABC talk radio this morning that the FCC wants cable companies to offer TV channels "a la carte" to give consumers more choice. Considering how harsh I was on the FCC's e911 requirements this morning, I have...

FCC just doesn't understand your Lingo

I was notified by a VoIP affiliate program that they are no longer carrying Lingo within their VoIP affiliate portfolio due to e911 requirements by the FCC. Lingo does not currently conform to e911 requirements and therefore they are restricting...

FCC e911 Zero Hour

The FCC deadline on e911 requirements is today. I have some important thoughts to share on the e911 requirements, including a conference call I had last week with the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) -- however I'm busy catching up...

NENA 911 System Reference Guide

Just received this email from NENA. Still digesting what exactly this email means, but at first glace, this doesn't go nearly far enough in my opinion to "assist" assist my ass! VoIP service providers in reaching the FCC's mandated e911...

Keep Universal Service Fund Fair Coalition criticizes the FCC

This news on the FCC and the USF (Universal Service Fund) definitely merits sharing. Seems like the FCC is more embattled than President Bush these days. Ok, maybe not quite as much as Bush, but Kevin Martin certainly isn't making...

FCC launches e911 taskforce

The ongoing saga with the FCC and e911 continues with the launch of a joint task force on e911. The best part of the new website is the graphic on the website which shows a guy with his head...

FCC amends Emergency Alert System rules

In addition to FCC requirements for e911 for supposedly "protecting the consumer", the FCC today also moved to amend the Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules to include Digital Media Technologies and seeks further comments on EAS System. You know the...

Nancy Pelosi will kick the FCC's ass and ask questions later

House Democratic Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will deliver a speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday unveiling the Democrats' new "Innovation Agenda: A Commitment to Competitiveness to Keep America #1." Her speech fits right in with my recent blog...

XBox requires e911?

This morning I wrote about the congressional hearing discussing a draft of legislation to create a statutory framework for Internet Protocol and Broadband Services.I didn't have time to listen to the entire hearing and comment on all of it, so...

Nuvio files emergency stay on FCC e911 deadline and rules

A Reply Brief in support of Emergency Motion for Partial Stay was filed today by Nuvio and other appellants with the U.S. Court of Appeals DC Circuit to prevent the FCC e911 rules to go into effect on November 28th....

New FCC commissioners appointed

Late yesterday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin J. Martin applauded President Bush’s announcement of intention to nominate Deborah T. Tate and Michael J. Copps to be Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission. President Bush nominated a Republican and a...

FCC screws the VoIP industry AGAIN!

After the recent Senate action forcing the FCC to back down from cutting off access to VoIP subscribers, it appears the FCC has found a new hoop for the VoIP service providers to jump through, which I will explain in...

Senate trumps the FCC on e911 rules

The Senate has put the FCC deadline on hold with a piece of legislation passed late yesterday. Boy, with Democrats calling for an unusual closed session to talk about investigating pre-war intelligence, and all the partisan bickering, it's a wonder...

More on FCC VoIP wiretaps

It appears that the new FCC rules to allow a backdoor for wiretapping is not going to happen without a fight. Declan McCullagh reports that The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said Wednesday that it plans to file suit against the...

FCC must like Groundhog's Day

The FCC once again backed off again on enforcing a deadline for broadband VoIP providers to disconnect all customers who haven't acknowledged the e911 limitations. The decision to delay the enforcement came yesterday, just a day before the deadline would...

FCC requires some broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps

I must have missed the FCC's announcement 3 days ago that the FCC was going to require certain broadband and VoIP Providers to accommodate wiretaps. The 59-page FCC report is a bit lengthy for me to digest today, so maybe...
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