Frontier and TDS Telecom agree with COMPTEL and Level 3's recent FCC petition that all service providers should be able to get competitively priced access to local power utility poles to expand their broadband networks.
Verizon has become embroiled in a pole attachment battle with Virginia-based power company Dominion, arguing that the power company pays more for access than its CLEC competitors.
Verizon and CenturyLink may be in support of giving their CLEC wholesale customers fair pricing as they transition from legacy TDM to IP-based services, but any rules should only be applied to DS1 and DS3 special access services, they say.
A group of industry trade organizations and service providers, including COMPTEL, Sprint, XO and BT, have launched a campaign to encourage the FCC to drive further competition in the broadband market.
Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.
COMPTEL and a group of organizations that represent businesses and competitive ISPs have sent a letter to the FCC asking the regulator to include in their technology transitions an order that will protect and promote competition, universal service and public safety while ensuring business and residential customers can get services as telcos migrate their networks to all-IP.
Given the diverse needs of the telecom and cable industries, a number of industry trade groups have emerged to provide advocacy and standards support. What are these groups' yearly revenues and tradeshow income?
Level 3 and competitive telecom industry advocacy group COMPTEL filed comments asking the FCC resolve the lingering issue over pole attachment rates for cable and telecom providers.
The FCC has filed its opposition to requests made by USTelecom, AT&T and CenturyLink to stay the implementation of its net neutrality rules, showing that it is not going to give into the telecom industry's pressure to revise its order.
USTelecom and its key members AT&T and CenturyLink have filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the FCC's Open Internet order.