On February 26th, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to be enforced by the FCC intended to protect an open internet, also known as Net Neutrality. Despite conservative opposition, the rules will prevent internet providers from controlling the...
As if Local Number Portability were not difficult enough, the NPAC system has now been embroiled in Capitol Hill’s fears of Chinese espionage. According to The Washington Post, Telcordia—a subsidiary to Swedish telecom giant Eriksson—violated terms of their proposed contract...
By Christophe Adrien for ATL Communications   It took ten years for the FCC to recognize the innate problems in denying VoIP providers direct numbering access. Forcing small IP-based providers to acquire numbers through a third party, often their direct...
By Andrew Prokop.   Transforming Carrier Services   I have always liked people who aren’t afraid to reinvent themselves. Case in point is my friend, Ann. After obtaining undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics, she spent many years working in...
The recent FCC decision to redefine what constitutes an auto-dialer has raised a few eyebrows in Congress. At an FCC oversight hearing on July 28, 2015, Congressman Greg Walden (R-Oregon) inquired about the Report and Order specifically concerning the change...
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The FCC has recently proposed new rules regarding the reporting of outages by service providers, including Toll Free carriers. The current rules require service providers to only report an outage to the Commission’s Network Outage Reporting System (NORS)...