Small carriers ask FCC to intervene in interconnect deals (or lack of them)

Silva, Jeffrey
September 2006
RCR Wireless News;9/11/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 37, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that Autotel and Western Radio, small wireless carriers in Nevada and Oregon, respectively, are claiming that Qwest Corp. has refused to negotiate interconnection agreements with them. The small carriers are asking the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to intervene by barring five state public utility commissions from further involvement in interconnection arbitration problems with Qwest.


Related Articles

  • Untitled.  // Wireless Week;4/22/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 16, p4 

    Presents an update on the wireless communication industry in the U.S. as of April 22, 2002. Position of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission on freeing spectrum; Units of Qwest Communications International Inc. that will be sold on the market.

  • YOUR TAKE.  // Telephony;7/8/2002, Vol. 242 Issue 27, p19 

    Presents the results of several surveys on the telecommunications industry in the U.S. Challenge faced by Qwest Chief Executive Officer Richard Notebaert; Attitude toward the E-911 requirements by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • FCC under fire for merger delays. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR;08/23/99, Vol. 18 Issue 34, p3 

    Reports on the warning given by legislators to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) due to delays in the merger of telecommunication providers in the United States. Includes merger of US West Communications Inc. and Qwest Communications Inc.; SBC Communications Inc.'s acquisition of...

  • FCC suspends Ameritech/Qwest deal. Biagi, Susan // Telephony;07/06/98, Vol. 235 Issue 1, p14 

    States that the United States Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Ameritech must suspend its efforts to market long-distance services from Qwest Communications. Agency's plan to review the legality of the arrangement between Ameritech and Qwest Communications; Impact of the ruling...

  • Court ruling could hurt wireless carriers wanting universal-service subsidies. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR Wireless News;8/13/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 33, p20 

    Announces that the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has reversed the rules created by the Federal Communications Commission to determine the size of the federal universal-service fund for telecommunication carriers. Complaints of Qwest Communications International Inc. on how...

  • US girds for rural battle. Senia, Al // Telecom Asia;Aug2007, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p17 

    The article reports that the U.S. has lagged behind in rural broadband penetration for years. The government has collected a tax for years from every telephone used to subsidize rural telephone needs. Qwest petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to shift $500 million from the universal...

  • 3G Moves To Center Stage. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;03/26/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 13, p1 

    Cites that third-generation (3G) networks is receiving much attention from telecommunication service providers and carriers in 2001. Observations discussed by participants in wireless communication congresses; Announcements made by large service providers; Stance of the United States Federal...

  • Pass interference. Schwaninger, Robert H. // Mobile Radio Technology;Oct2002, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p64 

    Discusses publicized rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission regarding the protection of public safety's operations at 800 millihertz in the U.S. Rebanding, auction and technical proposals placed before the agency; Legal status of interfering operators; Statutes and precedents that...

  • Calling party pays: Is anyone listening to the customer? Flanagan, Patrick // Telecommunications - Americas Edition;Jan2000, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p21 

    Reports on the debate on the implementation of calling party pays for wireless communications in the United States. Wireless users' payment for incoming calls; US Federal Communications Commission's support of the scheme; Potential impact on business users.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics