In a move criticized by the NCTA and at least one commissioner, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday officially launched a broad-reaching, mandatory data collection initiative that will inform future review of the controversial special access regulations.
What are some of the most nerve-wracking industry issues that telcos and wireline service providers face? Here are five top nail-biters.
Reforming the rules governing the special access circuits that CLECs like tw telecom have to purchase from incumbent carriers in order to extend their services is a big priority for competitive providers these days. Sean Buckley sat down with tw telecom CEO Larissa Herda at the COMPTEL Fall show to discuss special access as well as the company's strategy for success in a rapidly consolidating market segment.
The FCC voted 3-2 to temporarily suspend rules that automatically granted requests to change prices on special access services that incumbent telcos sell to competitive service providers and wireless operators.
The FCC's proposed changing in regulations for pricing of dedicated lines is a "welcome first step" in addressing the issue of price deregulation, says a special interest group, but it won't change the way major telcos have been doing business in currently deregulated markets.
The Federal Communications Commission is taking a look at "special access" rate regulation, which has some broadband Internet supporters a bit concerned that the FCC is ramping up to...