Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler released a summary of the commission’s impression on the Obama Administration’s Internet Regulation Plan. While supportive of “open internet” rules, the commission warned through its summary of the 332-page proposal from the administration of several key...
The Challenge: ATL Communications sent COO Michael Rothchild to Channel Partners armed with a red and white scarf and fifteen $100 bills. The first five people to seek him out each day for three days and utter the magic words,...
Illegal, auto-dialed calls have become an epidemic. Telephone hackers and spammers steal time and money from each of us and from our clients. Even though some carriers block more than 1,000,000 illegal calls per month, some spam traffic still gets...
A couple of weeks ago, ATL processed a number of emergency changes because an IP network router failed.  This wasn’t because of some big natural disaster.  This outage was created when someone at an unrelated carrier sent an update that...
As you may recall, over the last several years the ATL leadership team has been actively working within the industry to open the SMS/800, Inc. board membership to more than just the three remaining Bell Operating Companies. It is with...
I don’t know if some of the FCC’s reason for the filing discussed above might be to make it more expensive to hold toll free numbers, but hoarding is a major issue so I wouldn’t be surprised.  The problem is,...
Aelea Christofferson, ATL’s president, assembled a dozen executives from ten companies to meet with the Common Carrier staff at the FCC in Washington, DC on June 17th. The topic of the meeting was to bring to the attention of the...
The pieces have all come together. It is finally time to VOTE! SMS/800 Inc has been working with the industry for the past several years to define the rules for electing a new, industry representative board of directors. Every Responsible...
On June 13, 2014, the FCC filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) suggesting changes to the assessment and collection of regulatory fees. FCC 14-88 can be found on the FCC website under the EDOCS section. One section of this...