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Enterprise Connect 2020 – Orlando, FL

New technology procurements are tough, and only a savvy team gets solid deals. TC2’s Joe Schmidt and Tony Mangino will be featured presenters at 2020’s Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando.  Join them for their session The Time Has Come for SD-WAN: Takeaways: Understand the costs, benefits, challenges, and opportunities of […]

Commission Sides with SIP Trunk and VOIP Users on 911 Fees

In a victory for enterprise users that rely on SIP trunking and other VOIP services, on October 30, 2019, the FCC released a Declaratory Ruling stating that states and municipalities “cannot charge the same class of subscribers total 911 fees that are higher for VoIP services than for traditional telecommunications […]

The European Electronic Communications Code May Benefit You

I.  Introduction. Since the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) was released in December 2018, many in the industry have described its effects on providers of EU telecoms and communications related OTT services. None have analyzed the EECC’s impact on large business end-users of those services and how they can benefit […]

The Commission Creates A Fraud Division

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

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 […]