Beta Testing the Final Transition to IP Broadband

Today, we filed comments reaffirming our request to have the FCC conduct geographic trials to oversee the final transition away from the legacy POTS infrastructure that has served this country for more than 100 years.  I say the “final transition” because the reality is that the vast majority of consumers have already made this transition.  As US…

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A Turning Point

by Frank Simone

Vice President of Federal Regulatory

Today, USTelecom filed a petition requesting that the FCC declare that traditional phone companies  no longer possess market power when providing switched access services, or more plainly, “plain old telephone service” (POTS), and therefore are no longer subject to dominant carrier regulation under the Commission’s rules. Given the many ways all of us communicate with…

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AT&T Statement on FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force

The following may be attributed to an AT&T spokesperson: “Today’s announcement by the FCC to appoint a Technology Task Force to modernize its rules for the transition of traditionally regulated services to applications that ride on an IP broadband infrastructure is welcome news.  As AT&T pointed out in our recent filing, that transition is well…

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