Peter : On Rad's Radar?
Peter
| Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO, Inc. talking telecom, Cloud, VoIP, CLEC, and The Channel.

usf tag

Drill down on usf search:

18 result(s) displayed for usf (1 - 18 of 18):

VoIP Velocity, But Tie Your Shoelaces First

The numbers that ANPI collected from Gartner about VoIP and UC point to market velocity for VoIP. By the end of 2015, "60% of all North American enterprises will move at least 30% of their voice communication to the...

The IP Transformation Effect

While the former RBOCs run pilots for the TDM-to-IP transformation that they are pushing for, the rest of the ILEC world is scrambling to figure out how it will destroy their current business model. The Rural LECs have been...

Telecom Transitions in Rural America

I notice that with the changes to the USF program (transition from paying for voice lines to broadband); the end of broadband stimulus dollars; the end of inter-carrier compensation; and the TDM-to-IP transition the IOC (independent telephone companies) community...

What Twitter Told Me This Week

I get a lot of articles off twitter. Too many to write about all of them so I am just going to drop some on you here. Please be advised that the FUSF rate for Q1 of 2012 has increased...

FCC is Busy!

.The FCC is really busy!The FCC is still working on Inter-Carrier Compensation. It ordered Rural Call Completion.It approved TWC's $3B bid for Insight. "Time Warner Cable last August agreed to buy Insight for $3 billion in cash. The nation's No....

FCC Rules on Rural

Following Congress sending him a letter, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has finally issued a ruling on Rural Call Completion [pdf].ATIS and NTCA have been hounding the FCC as complaints went from about 100 a month in 2009 to over 1000...

Lots of News (I Can't Cover in Detail)

Dag Peak explains the difference between BroadTouch and BroadCloud by BSFT. That Carrier IQ key logging software has Sprint and AT&T caught in lawsuits. This privacy issue reminds me of the cigarette suits — keep suing and when you win...

Stranded Assets

Last week, FISPA had a skype video call with the FCC. The first part was with Lisa Gelb of the Wireline Competition Bureau. She gave us a perspective on the Decline of the PSTN. There has been a 34% decline...

It's Monday So Lots Happened

Polycom bought Vivu, a video collaboration company, to help Polycom push it's Presence gear. Video, video, video. Yet I never have video calls or video call requests. To me, I wish you would work on the phone part. Give me...

There's Disruption Everywhere

As folks move to VoIP and cell, the PSTN has to come down. Meanwhile, since fees are lower on VoIP and cell servcies, 911 centers can't afford to operate. As we move away from regulation - especially in Florida -...

The Phone System is Broken (too)

The PSTN - America’s phone network - is broken. There are two main issues that bring me to say that telecom is broken: number porting and call termination.I hear complaints from VoIP Providers (and smaller CLEC’s) all the time how...

VoIP is Everywhere even at the FCC

All the forecasts for VoIP (and Hosted UC and Cloud) are that it is taking off and growing. That’s probably because we have over 1000 VoIP Providers and that the cablecos pretty much deliver voice as VoIP, too. Plus even...

The FCC is Reforming

The FCC is working on reforms.Reply comments are due on Comprehensive USF and Inter-Carrier Compensation reform NPRM (notice of proposed rulemaking).AT&T and T-Mobile Applications Have Been Filed (here) and the FCC Opens Docket for Proposed Transfer of Control of T-Mobile...

Satellite Wants FCC Funds

Image via Wikipedia Of course. Why shouldn't another bunch of billion dollar companies ask the federal government for money. From the Benton Foundation: "A group of satellite broadband providers -- Dish Network, EchoStar Technologies, ViaSat/Wildblue Communications and Hughes Network...

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...

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...

Broadband Funding Round-Up

Everyone has some plan to spend money for broadband now that the BTOP is out there.  Much of the broadband problem revolves around lack of fiber. There's no conduit and no fiber, so what do you do?This one blog post...

FCC Voted Today too

The FCC voted today too. They took the Inter-Carrier Compensation and USF off the agenda, much to Martin's dismay."Federal regulators have approved a plan to open up unused, unlicensed portions of the television airwaves known as "white spaces" to deliver...
Featured Events