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USF now over 15%

This is ridiculous! the Universal Service Fund contribution factor is now 15.3% at the federal level. (The state factor varies). Up from 14.1% last quarter. What the heck? This is getting out of control. And now that the National Broadband Plan suggests...

VoIP Access Ruling

"On February 18, 2010, a federal district court stepped in to fill the gap left by the FCC's silence on the issue of whether transmission of Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP")-originated calls is an information service exempt from access charges...

VoIP Access Ruling

"On February 18, 2010, a federal district court stepped in to fill the gap left by the FCC's silence on the issue of whether transmission of Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP")-originated calls is an information service exempt from access charges...

Our Economic Survival

The FCC's National Broadband Plan suggests that adding 500 MHz of spectrum to the mix will fix most things. HA!I thought when Julius became FCC Chair we would have some change. Instead, we get the idea that if we give...

Broadband Speed Test

The FCC has launched a new website, Broadband.gov - for all things broadband. Besides being the site to explain the National Broadband Policy, the FCC is using the site for 2 things:1) to collect information where broadband is not available2)...

The Gap

There's a gap of about 93 million Americas who do have Internet Access (of any kind - not even dialup! I can't even wrap my head around that). The FCC is on a mission to bridge that gap.Commissioner Clyburn's statement...

FCC, SBA Discusses Broadband

On Thursday, March 4, 2010, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will highlight ways that the FCC's National Broadband Plan will promote broadband opportunities for small businesses. Recognizing the importance of broadband for ensuring...

Is it the Regulatory Environment?

In a twitter exchange with Erik Cecil, former regulatory counsel at Level3, we were dialoging about the Fairpoint bankruptcy. (FairPoint aims to cut debt by two-thirds).My reply stated, "Just 2 years after the deal w/VZ to create an unstable Fairpoint...

Which Docket, Dave?

Dave Rusin is the CEO of American Fiber Systems. He is a self-proclaimed fiber bigot. He has a two part blog post about the Special Access fight at the FCC. Dave may have his dockets confused. He calls it the Special Access...

Fostering Broadband Competition

One of the Broadband Stimulus grants (at $33M) went to North Georgia Network Cooperative. ComputerWorld is all atwitter because this grant means that NGNC will compete with Windstream, which already offers 10Mb to 100MB Internet Access in that region. And...

Were There Highlights in 2009?

Ken Camp's Year in Review prompted me to write this. It's been an interesting year. SIP, UC, Cloud, Merger. That's really how I see the blur that was 2009. I attended so many conferences this year. The highlight was speaking...

Open Neutral Fair

There are a bunch of debates raging over the telecommunications infrastructure. Congress has looked at Open Access bills for cellular networks. By this we mean that a consumer can use any available handset or device on any cell network. This is...

NYT Explains Traffic Pumping

The New York Times has an article explaining "traffic pumping" here. This practice largely centers around Iowa Independent phone companies who are partnering with phone service companies like chat lines and free conferencing companies. AT&T has been complaining to the FCC...

COMPTEL Updates FISPA

Jerry James, CEO of COMPTEL, updated the CLEC's and ISP's at FISPA about the major issues on the Hill and at the FCC. Besides, the National broadband Policy that is due by February 2010, the FCC has to make major...

Ma Bell Versus Google

It's funny to watch Ma Bell fight Google, because Bell isn't used to fighting another company that also has billions of dollars - and millions of users. No CLEC was ever this big - nor cable company. And Google is...

The New FCC on Apple about VoIP

After Google Voice was rejected by the Apple iPhone store, the new FCC - Chairman Julius Genachowski, and Commissioners Michael Copps, Robert McDowell, Mignon Clyburn, and Meredith Attwell Baker - was prodded into action by Google. The FCC sent a...

Is Cbeyond in Trouble?

On Andrew Left's blog, he points to a 100+ page FTC complaint from customers of Cbeyond. Maybe he isn't familiar with telecom, because most carriers have numerous complaints at the FCC. LNP (porting numbers) is a growing concern which the FCC...

It's an AT&T Monday

This week starts with AT&T being sued and boycotted.First up is STS Telecom's FCC complaint alleging fraud, discrimination, and unfair competitive practices by AT&T. Apparently, the FTC nor DOJ won't accept any anti-trust complaints against the LEC Giants. We don't...

UCF Should be like Speeding

The FCC notified Y Pay More of its Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $4,500 for delivering at least one unsolicited advertisement to the telephone facsimile machine of at least one consumer. Florida just added a new seat belt...

Verizon's Forbearance Strategy

Doug Mohney tweeted this morning that Verizon has a 7-day repair window which may be why they are losing landlines. I would suggest that the RBOC have been lobbying since 282 Relief for Forbearance relief as well - at both...

USF and Rural Reform

In a recent conversation with a buddy of mine at a state PUC, we were discussing small rural ILEC's. Many are cash strapped which makes providing advanced services difficult - no cash to buy a head-end (half a million or...

Who says the FCC is cleaning up USF Abuse?

The FCC is cleaning up USF abuse. Here's two culprits:MS. CYNTHIA K. AYER. Debarred Ayer from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism for three (3) years from the debarment date. Action by: Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement...

Who says the FCC is cleaning up USF Abuse?

The FCC is cleaning up USF abuse. Here's two culprits:MS. CYNTHIA K. AYER. Debarred Ayer from the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism for three (3) years from the debarment date. Action by: Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement...

Video Competition at the FCC

The FCC assesses the competition in the video market on the same day that the FCC approves the acquisition of a de facto controlling interest in DIRECTV by Liberty Media Corp. and Liberty Entertainment Inc. (DA No. 09-780) The FCC...

FCC Broadband Policy Beginnings

As the FCC, USDA, and NTIA get set to disburse $7.2 billion in moneys to telecommunications companies for broadband deployment, penetration, and mapping along with E-Rate type services and tele-medicine, the FCC has to actually come up with a National...
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