Tag Archives: AT&T

Kansas Corporation Commission Rules on Interconnection and Porting Obligations Applicable to VoIP Services

On March 23, 2021, the Kansas Corporation Commission (“KCC”) issued a long-awaited Order resolving jurisdictional and other issues surrounding interconnection and porting issues between Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) providers and rural local exchange carriers (“LECs”) in Kansas. VoIP providers and rural LECs in Kansas have had a long‑running and contentious battle regarding number porting … Continue Reading

U.S. v. AT&T and Time Warner: The Death of the ‘Must-Have’ Programming Theory

In a decision issued Tuesday, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In doing so, he rejected the “must-have” programming theory that was the core of the government’s antitrust case seeking to block the merger. The “must-have” programming theory asserts … Continue Reading

FCC Examines Exclusion of Google Voice from iPhones

The FCC has expanded its "network neutrality" inquiries into an ongoing contretemps among three giants of consumer technology: Google, Apple, and AT&T. For those who enjoy corporate conflict as a spectator sport, the Google-Apple-AT&T spat is a welcome addition to the long-running Google-Microsoft and Apple-Microsoft events. Pass the popcorn, and keep your scorecard ready.… Continue Reading