RFC on the Effectiveness of Internet Protection Measures and Safety
Policies pursuant to the Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Due Aug 27. More Info.
PROPRIETARY NETWORK INFORMATION (CPNI). Clarified the Status of our
CPNI rules after the Tenth Circuit's opinion and explained how parties
may obtain customer consent for use of their CPNI. Seek comments on
what methods of customer consent would serve the governmental
interests. (Dkt No. 96-115, 96-149).
due Nov 1, 2001 and Replies due Nov 16, 2001. Fed Reg Notice. FCC-01-247A1.docMore Info
|IP Telecom Relay Service
||FCC Seeks Additional Comment on the Provision of Improved
Telecom Relay Service using IP.
Due: 07/30/2001. Reply Comments Due: 08/20/2001.More Info.
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) The FTC is seeking public
comment on a proposal to extend for two years the period during which
Web sites directed to children can use an e-mail message from the
parent, coupled with additional steps, to obtain verifiable parental
consent for the collection of personal information from children. The
FTC proposes to extend the time period from April 21, 2002 until April
Due Nov 30, 2001 More info
|NTIA Broadband Inquiry
||NTIA has requested comments on several broadband deployment
issues, including supply and demand for broadband services and the
technical, economic, or regulatory barriers to broadband deployment.
||Comments Dec 18 2001. New
|3rd 706 Notice of Inquiry
||Is Advanced Communications
Being Deployed to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely manner?
||Comments due 30 days after
pub in fed reg. More info.
||NOI assessing the applicability of the Federal
Election Campaign Act and the Commission's current regulations to
campaign activity conducted using the Internet.
Due Jan 4. More info.
|FCC Cable Open Access Notice of Inquiry Gen Docket 00-185
cable service providers who provide broadband Internet services should
be permitted to offer access to only one ISP, the affiliated ISP of the
cable service provider, or be required to permit access to the ISP of
the customer's choice pursuant to an Open Access Policy.
Due Dec 1, 2000
Jan 10, 2001
|AOL TW Merger FTC
has received an application from AOLTW requesting approval of a
non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable
broadband service agreement. AOLTW has requested FTC approval of: New
York Connect.Net, Ltd., (2) Internet Junction Corp., (3) Inter.net US.
Ltd., and (4) STIC.NET
|DOC NTIA ".US" RFC
requests comments on future expansion and administration of the .us
Due October 5, 1998
Non-Accounting Safeguards Order Remand
term "Interlata service" include "information services? Answer could
determine whether ILECs are permitted into Internet backbone service
prior to haveing a Sec 271 application approved.
Internet Protection Act
requires FCC to promulgate regulates implementing CIPA by April
20. CIPA requires e-rate recipients to certify having an Internet
Safety Program in place that includes Internet filter.
|| More info.
Intercarrier Compensation More Info
Requests Comment on treatment of reciprocal comensation for ISP Bound
telecom traffic in light of the D.C. Circuit Remand.
Due July 21
|1998 Biennial Review - Review
Of Customer Premises Equipment And Enhanced Services Unbundling Rules In
the Interexchange, Exchange Access and Local Exchange Markets CC
Docket No. 98-183; CC Docket No. 96-61
|Report and Order 3/30/2001
|Provision of Directory Listing Information under the
Telecommunications Act of 1934 Docket 99-273
||Concluded that Internet telephone number directories have
full rights as a published telephone director under 47 U.S.C. § 222(e). News release [ Text
Word97 | PDF ]
||Completed Jan 2001
|FCC & FTC: AOL Time Warner
||Merging largest online service provider with cable service
facilities and very large content provider. FTC has conditionally
approved merger. FCC has reinitiated its consideration.
||Completed Jan 2001
|Mergers SBC Ameritech CC Docket 98-141
CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON SBC'S REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION,
WAIVER, OR MODIFICAITON OF THE SBC/AMERITECH MERGER CONDITIONS.
February 18, 2000 Comments due Mar. 3, replies Mar. 10, contact:
Anthony Dale 202-418-2260
||FCC Clarified that V-Chip regulations do not apply to
|GTE / Bell
issues of Internet backbone consolidation. Merger was granted on
condition that GTE spin off its Internet backbone. This became
Genuity. Rational was that Bell Atlantic did not have Sec. 271 to
go into in region interlata service and therefore the long distance
Internet backbone had to be spun off.
|706 Notice of Inquiry.
CC Docket No. 98-146
||whether advanced communications are being provided to all
Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion
Due: March 20, 2000, Reply Comments Due: April 4, 2000
|Ultra-wideband (UWB) Radio Systems ET
Docket No. 98-153 See ITP
|FCC NPRM on comensation for interlata ISP-bound
telecommunications traffic.SeeReciprocal Compensation Page.
remains open on other forms.
|SBC Sec 271 Application to enter Interlata
telecom service in Texas.
objected, commenting on SBC's anticompetitive behavior and record.
|Mergers MCI WorldCom / Sprint
consideration of merger of two of the largest Internet backbones. Merger was denied in part based on the consolidation in this market.
Due Feb 18, Replies Due March 20
Competition and Broadband Reporting, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in
CC Docket No. 99-301 (FCC #99-283)
whether data would be gathered from Internet and IP telephony sources
||See WIP Broadband Webpage.
|ATT & Media One Merger.
issues of cable open access. FCC denied requests to impose open
access obligations but indicated that it would be monitoring the
||WIP Mergers Webpage
|ITAA CIX Petition to Extend Sec 272
prevented ILECs from entering into interlata information services (both
the transport and the enhanced service together - ILECs can offer
information services that cross lata boundries as long as the transport
is purchased from a Global Service Provider - a third party). FCC
denied CIX petition.
Atlantic DSL Tafiff.
wholesale tarrifs for which only the largest ESPs could qualify.
||See WIP DSL Page
Ventures Petition Seeking Declaratory Ruling That Internet
Service Providers Are Entitled to Commercial Leased Access to
Cable Facilities under Section 612 of the Communications Act of 1934,
as Amended. DA No. 99-1104.
concluded that cable is cable and Internet is not and therefore
Internet does not qualify for rights to leased access channels on cable.
to Petition: July 13, 1999, Replies to Petitions Due:
July 28, 1999. See WIPCable
TELEPHONE OPERATORS. Designated for
investigation under Section 204(a) of the Communications Act the
question of whether GTE's DSL service offering constitutes an
interstate access service, and is subject to the Commission's
jurisdiction. Dkt No.: CC- 98-79. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted:
August 20, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1667). CCB.
GTE DSL tariff was appropriately filed at the federal level as opposed
to the state level. FCC concluded that Internet traffic over DSL
is interstate and therefore tarrif is properly filed before FCC.
||See WIP DSL Page.
|Section 706 NOI, NPRM, Order, & Petitions of ILECs and ALTS.
petitioned the FCC to be released of regulatory obligations to open
their markets to competition before being permitted into long distance,
Sec. 271. ILECs argued under Sec 706 that the Internet backbone
was on the verge of collapse and that they should be permitted into
interlata data service to allieviate the alleged bandwidth
shortage. The FCC concluded that long distance bandwidth
deployment is vigorous. The FCC also concluded that a bit is a
bit and long distance is long distance and ILECs are not permitted into
it until they have had their Sec 271 applications approved.
||See ITP 706 webpage.
and Rules Concering the Interstate, Interexchange
Marketplace/implementation of Section 254(g) of the Communications Act
of 1934, as Amended/in 1998 Biennial Review -- Review of Customer
Premises Equipment and Enhanced Services Unbundling Rules In. The
Interexchange, Exchange Access and Local Exchange Markets.Dkt
No.: CC-96-61, CC-98-183.
restrictions that limit a common carrier's ability to bundle certain
goods and services together and offer such bundles to the public.
The goods and services include telecommunications services, enhanced
services, and customer premises equipment (CPE). Bundling means
selling different goods and/or services together in a single package
October 1, 1998. by Further NPRM. (FCC No. 98-258). CCB | Text
Due: November 23, 1998;
Due: December 23, 1998.
on Reconsideration and Memorandum Opinion and Order (June 30, 1999) | Text
Comments of CIX (November
Comments of ISP/C
(November 23, 1998) pdf
|COMMON CARRIER BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON ADMINISTRATION
OF FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT MECHANISMS. (DA No. 98-1336)
July 15, 1998. Public Notice Text
See ITP Universal Service Page.
CS DOCKET NO. 98-178
Cable Open Access Issues. FCC denied requests to impose open
access obligations but indicated that it would be monitoring the
||See ITP Cable
of Parts 21 and 74 to Enable Multipoint Distribution Service and
Instructional Television Fixed Service Licenses to Engage in Fixed
Two-way Transmissions. Dkt No.: MM- 97-217
Parts 21 and 74 of the Commission's Rules to provide Multichannel
Multipoint Distribution Service and Instructional Television Fixed
Service licensees with increased technical operational flexibility to
facilitate the provision of a wide array of new, enhanced services
including new digital and two-way communications services.
the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No.
98-231). MMB Press
|MCI / Worldcom Merger
issues of Internet backbone consolidation. Merger was approved
with condition that MCI spin off its Internet backbone. This was
acquired by Cable and Wireless. WorldCom retained its Internet
Public Notice DA 97-2494. See ITP
Request for Clarification of Commission's Rules Regarding Reciprocal
Compensation for ISP Traffic. DA 97-1543
petition was ultimately withdrawn. It is believed that it might
have been withdrawn based on the number of states that had come to
resolve the issue in the favor of CLECs and ISPs (ruling that the
traffic was local). FCC proceeded to rule on the issue is a
||See ITP Reciprocal
|Petition for Partial Reconsideration
and Clarification of the Local Competition Order (da 96-98)
|See ITP Reciprocal
|Bellsouth Plan for Comparably
Efficient Interconnection for Gateway Services.
98-915 (Wordperfect) May 18, 1998. ITP
Computer III Webpage
Report to Congress on Universal Service
Stevens from Alaska (a rural state that receives universal service
subsidies) asked the FCC to provide a Report to Congress on why
enhanced services are exempt from universal service obligations. The Steven's Report became the FCC's best articulation of its policy
concerning IP telephony.
||ITP School and Libraries Page
|Technical Requirements to Enable
Blocking of Video Programming based on Program Ratings:
Implementation of Sections 551(c), (d) and (e) of the
Telecommunications Act of 1996: ET Docket No. 97-206
issues of whether the FCC would require v-chips for over the Internet
broadcasts. The FCC clarified that the v-chip rules did not apply
to Internet broadcasts.
|Access Charge Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
continued Enhanced Service Provider status and exemption of ESPs from
access charges. See FCC
/ UNII Unlicensed Wireless Proceeding 1998 ET Docket No. 96-102,
band of spectrum that could be used without a license as long as part
15 rules were complied with. Rationale was that this spectrum
would benefit computer networks.
||See ITP: Wireless Webpage.