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The Commission Creates A Fraud Division

Aug 15, 2019 - Articles by

On August 12, 2019 the FCC created a new Fraud Division within the Enforcement Bureau. The mission of the Fraud Division is to uncover, investigate, and prosecute attempts to commit waste, fraud, and abuse within the Commission’s universal service funds, including the high cost fund, the E-rate fund, the low-income […]

Pole Attachment Dispute Involves Claims at Both State Court and the FCC

Aug 15, 2019 - Articles by

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a detailed decision this week (MAW Communications, Inc. v. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, DA 19-771) addressing the relative rights and responsibilities of a pole-owning electric utility and a telecommunications carrier for the carrier’s unauthorized attachment to the utility’s poles, the carrier’s refusal to pay an […]

The FCC’S Newly Reformed Rural Healthcare Program

Aug 2, 2019 - Articles by

The Commission’s Rural Healthcare (RHC) Program is divided into two parts: (1) the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program; and (2) the Healthcare Connect Fund Program. The Telecom Program, established in 1997, subsidizes the difference between urban and rural rates for telecommunications services. The Healthcare Connect Fund, which was created in 2012, provides […]

7 reasons IT services deals fail – and how to resolve disputes

May 9, 2019 - Articles by

In the world of IT and telecom services, deals occasionally break down.  When this happens, the customer-supplier relationship is sorely strained.  Working through these challenges while also handling day-to-day vendor management is time consuming, often with negligible performance improvements, which only exacerbates customer dissatisfaction.  This article highlights common causes of […]

3 Steps to Take Before Deploying SD-WAN

Mar 13, 2019 - Articles by

Laura McDonald, Kevin DiLallo & Joe Schmidt Read the fine print in your current WAN contracts first to choose the most cost-effective SD-WAN option. As enterprises develop network strategies and technical roadmaps, one hot technology that will be on their radar is SD-WAN, a significant transformational solution in networking and […]