Inside the FCC's Technology Transitions Order

The Shape of the NEW Telecom Market

In early August, the FCC adopted all new rules designed to ensure CLECs unfettered access to ILEC wholesale service as the nation’s communications infrastructure moves from legacy TDM to IP and begins to dismantle copper facilities and discontinue TDM services.

The controversial new rules are anything but clear and in fact, carry language and loopholes that are bound to lead to disputes and confusion. Here are just a few examples:

  •  Exactly what criteria will the FCC use to judge how “reasonably comparable” wholesale IP services are (remember current DS1 and DS3 ILEC services are the lifeblood of CLEC networks)?
  •  How will the IP services be priced and how closely will they be regulated?
  •  Will ILECs be required to provide “reasonably comparable” services for 1 year? 3 years? 5 years?
  •  What about the cost and quality impact on enterprise customers now served by CLECs?

By now you get the picture. Register now for Inside the FCC’s Technology Transitions Order: The Shape of the NEW Telecom Market where you benefit from Andy Regitsky’s in-depth analysis of each of the Order’s key provisions and his insight on the Order’s impact on every industry stakeholder.

The TDM to IP transition will dominate the telecom marketplace for at least the next 5 years (many insiders think longer). Make sure you understand the rules that will drive your network and the services that depend on that network.