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Cramming Star

Cramming is when the carrier’s bill contains unauthorized fees (either on cellular or wireline bills). The FCC explains it in detail here.One agent has been quoted in CNBC and USA Today about cramming.“With today’s economy, where employees are often doing...

Some Have Reached The Peak

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend from UHC. She mentioned that VISA is worried about its profitability on just the $0.24 federal max per debit card transaction. Here's the problem the American economy faces: We Peaked Already.  Period.Globally, America is...

A Couple of M&A Items

It seems that Apple put in a bid for Dropbox for $800M (for $100M in revenue). But Dropbox decided to get another round of funds and think IPO instead. [BusinessInsider]Cablevision will resell Sprint wireless service through its Optimum Business unit....

Are They Reading from the Same Playbook?

Are Windstream and CenturyLink reading from the same script? CenturyTel built up a wireline base from Embarq, Verizon (2001-2002), and Madison River. In 2003 to 2005, C-Tel bought fiber networks - Digital Teleport (which became LightCore), MFON and KMC. Then...

CLEC Frustration with RCF

Two weeks. It took 2 weeks for a CLEC to tell me that they would no-bid a quote for RCF. Three phone conversations where I spelled out plainly that the customer wanted two POTS lines (analog phone lines) and RCF...

The ATT-T-Mobile Merger Rumors

Originally I had heard that the break-up fee was $3B, which meant (to me) that this deal was going to go through. Then there were reports it was $6B, which means there is no stopping it. (And let's not forget...

Losses and Growth

The only thing really growing is debt.Clearwire grew revenue but also its losses.PAETEC finished swallowing CavTel to get to ~$2B in revenue but with losses. And with just 54,000 business customers. (Cbeyond has more than 58,000). Margins are 18.4% according...

FCC and Broadband Growth

Trending on my twitter stream is Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President Karen Kerrigan’s op-ed in the Washington Post about net neutrality and the FCC’s proposal to impose Internet “reclassification.” Basically, she states: FCC Regulations Would Smother Growing...

VZ Bumps Commissions Again

Verizon is no longer paying commissions on new or renewal POTS as of 9/1/10. This includes Mass-Market and Mid-Tier Customers. Other changes include: discontinuing commissions for Renewals for any Mass-Market customers (20 employees or less) and a decrease in commissions...

Wireless Combo is Merger 3

This week has been awash with mergers - the Intel-McAfee merger and the Windstream-Q-Comm merger are the big two. The third interesting merger involves two fixed wireless companies. Airband and Sparkplug announced that they merged and grabbed $20M in financing....

Losses All The Way Around

What a terrible quarter. The FCC is playing around with Broadband - plans, definitions and classifications. The NTIA took the summer off from its task on the broadband stimulus. Meanwhile, VZ releases its quarterly numbers as a loss due to pension payments...

ReClassify the FCC

You have thousands calling for reclassification of broadband service by the FCC. In other words, let's regulate broadband. As if that will help. More government red tape. Regulation didn't get CLEC's to develop a viable model in 14 years, so...

So How is VoIP Doing?

According to the FCC, the VoIP subscribers is 21 million not including Skype users. These figures are part of the 31-page report, "Local Telephone Competition". The report uses data from 2008!Of the 162 million voice lines, 21M are VoIP. Consider...

Qwest Loses Forbearance

Qwest had a forbearance petition in at the FCC for the Phoenix metro area. It was denied by the FCC last week. It was denied in 2008 by Martin's commission as well. Qwest claims that cable, VoIP and cellular are...

Is Rural Wireline Profitable?

Exhibit A: Fairpoint Communications. Small rural telco merges with New England Verizon assets and billions in debt. The 3 state utility commissions were uneasy about the merger to begin with. Two years later, Fairport is struggling to get out of...

Verizon Starts Blocking

Comcast won in court over the FCC on the issue of traffic shaping, so Verizon started blocking ports this week. First, VZ started blocking port 25 yesterday on their FiOS and DSL networks. Now VoIP Traffic is being blocked. From...

Can Copper Turn to Gold?

People ask me about the CenturyLink-Qwest merger. I'm still trying to get over the CTEL-Embarq merger. And wrapping my head around bigger is better when that has been proven to be a hoax recently (Too Big to Fail?) is causing...

What is With the FCC?

Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the FCC did a decent job on the framework of ideas that is called the National Broadband Plan. In it, he concluded that we would need 500 MHz of spectrum to make it happen. Notice...

Just a Reminder

The masses. You know, the ratepayers, the taxpayers, the consumers. These are the people who have paid for the PSTN. These same consumers have also paid for the future broadband networks that the ILECs have refused to build despite taking...

Inside Wiring

This is the inside wiring job for a small business in Tampa. Nice. Notice the IDSL jack labeled better than the DSL jack...

Sprint is its own Enemy

Well, 1Q2010 was another tough one for Sprint losing $865 million. It did shave its subscriner losses to just 75,000. Offering $50 unlimited pre-paid on Boost and $70 unlimited on post-paid -- and still losing customers. How????The big issue I see...

The Landline Dilemma

As CenturyTel buys up Embarq and Qwest and Windstream buys up IOC's and CLEC's, the question remains: What do you do with all that declining wireline revenue with mounting debt?Unless 100MB DSL becomes a reality that can be rolled out...

Qwest Merging with CenturyLink

News reports this morning from NYTimes, BusinesWeek and MarketWatch have CenturyLink merging with Qwest in an all stock deal. Huh?!"The firms say the deal values Qwest at $22.4 billion, including $11.8 billion of assumed debt." [MW]"The combination creates a national, 173,000-mile...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

Ill. Judge Only Smart One

Only a single judge in Illinois has the common sense to see that the Frontier-Verizon deal is very similar to the Fairpoint-Verizon deal that resulted in a bankruptcy within 18 months while screwing consumers in three states.The Herald-Review has a...
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