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House defeats 'Net neutrality provision, 06/09/06

The U.S. House of Representatives has defeated a provision to require U.S. broadband providers to offer the same speed of service to competitors that's available to partners, a major defeat to a coalition of online companies and consumer groups.

Opinion: Tax-happy feds should simply quit meddling, 06/12/06

Instead of taxing VoIP providers right along with traditional telcos, how about scrapping the entire dysfunctional Universal Services Fund in the first place? If need be, we can build out some flavor of telecom subsidy that actually works - but the ...

Short-range wireless makes first big step, 06/08/06

An industry group has released an architecture and initial specifications for a wireless technology with a range of inches that can be used to automate data sharing and transactions by mobile devices.

Competitors ask FCC to block AT&T, BellSouth merger, 06/08/06

A group of competitive telecommunications service providers Tuesday said they have urged the FCC to deny the proposed merger of AT&T and BellSouth.

Opinion: Half a tax is better than one, 06/05/06

Great news! You probably heard that the 3% phone tax is finally history - sort of. I'm talking about the Federal Excise Tax, which was enacted in 1898 to pay for the Spanish-American War, and has been charged to telecom users pretty much ever since ...

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