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Checking In @ The FCC – The January Open Meeting

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TMI_Logo.pngWhat will the FCC be tackling next? Here is what is queued up for the January Open Meeting.

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A Broadband Christmas Gift from the FCC

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TMI_Logo.pngThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its final list of eligible census blocks and block groups for the Connect America Fund Phase 2 (CAF II) Auction. The list reflects data from the FCC Form 477 filings reflecting December 2016 broadband deployment. 

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BIAS Reclassification with the FCC and the FTC: What’s Next?

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TMI_Logo.pngNow that the FCC has officially voted to reclassify broadband Internet access service (BIAS) as an information service, Read More

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Checking In @ The FCC – The December Open Meeting

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Checking In @ The FCC  – The November Open Meeting

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Too Soon for Another Copper Retirement Party?

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Copper is often overlooked when compared to other metals. However, due to its conductive capabilities, it has been a long-time friend and partner to the evolution of human communication. As we are advancing towards its retirement in the Telecom industry, I decided to look into this very useful metal throughout history. Read More

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Have you ever asked, “How do I dial 911 from this phone?”

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TMI_Logo-294627-edited.pngPeople who work at a variety of locations often see different phone systems at each office.  Individual phone systems may have a different code to get an outside dial tone. Many offices require you to dial 9 first, while others require you to dial 8. Read More

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For Telecom, Slamming and Cramming Issues Persist

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TMI_Logo-294627-edited.pngIn 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to deter slamming and cramming by carriers and to help consumers gain a better understanding of their telecommunications bills. In 2012, to address a surge in cramming, the FCC required that landline carriers offer their customers the option to block third-party charges by making it clearly known on their website, on each bill, and at the point of sale. Read More

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Form 477 Reporting

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TMI_Logo.pngEach year TMI geocodes millions of address records for over 100 telecommunications and cable companies for FCC reporting. The results are used to create files organized by US Census tract and block that are uploaded into the FCC 477 database.  Read More

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A Third Bite At the Apple: Step 6 ILEC Opposition

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Benjamin at the Wedding.jpgMy May 3rd blog post was entitled “Access Step 6 – Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace . ..” Last week demonstrated that was a bit of an overstatement. In this business, one rarely has to forever hold their peace. Parties that had concerns about the tandem/transport portion of the Step 6 tariff filings and rate implementation took the logical next step – oppose the filings during the approval interval. CenturyLink, Level 3, and Sprint all filed petitions to reject or suspend and investigate the Step 6 tariff filings of one or more price cap ILECS. Read More

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