Tag Archives: pstn

Argument to preserve special access falling apart without government intervention

One of the commonly heard objections from some competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to the transition away from the aging telephone network to modern high-speed broadband networks is that the transition will somehow harm special access services, the wholesale services commonly purchased from incumbent telephone companies by other communications companies used to serve retail businesses…
Read more

Verizon, AT&T leaving landline phone networks to rot, complaint says

The Federal Communications Commission hasn’t yet given phone companies permission to shut down the Public Switched Telephone Network, but AT&T and Verizon are allegedly trying to get a head start on the shutdown by forcing customers to abandon landline phones. Public Knowledge, the Utility Reform Network, and ten other consumer advocacy groups yesterday sent a letter…
Read more

AT&T plan to shut off Public Switched Telephone Network moves ahead at FCC

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to take its first major step toward letting AT&T and other carriers replace the country's traditional phone system with one that works entirely over Internet Protocol networks. AT&T has argued that the technology transition should be accompanied by deregulation that would strip the company of most of its monopoly-era…
Read more

Telecommunications | Voice | Data | Networking | Support