FCC Releases broadband, internet access, and voice services reports for 2018.

FCC Makes Available broadband deployment, internet access, and voice telephone service reports for 2018.

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Each year, the FCC issues three reports on the development, health, and projected future of the telecom industry. The first report, dubbed the Broadband Deployment Report, is an effort by the FCC to understand the rate of deployment of broadband services, as well as assess how many Americans have access to such services. The second […]

UCaaS Market is Booming. Here’s Why.

UCaaS Market is Booming. Here’s Why.

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With all the new and trending tech on the market in 2018, it’s easy to think that telecom has officially taken a back seat to other communications technologies. Apps such as Skype and WhatsApp have claimed a broad swath of the telecommunications industry’s market share, and traditional telecoms have struggled to innovate to meet the […]

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FCC Seeks to Change Rules on Vanity Phone Numbers, Which Could Help Your Business

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This past September, the FCC drafted several proposed rules changes in how telephone numbers – more specifically, vanity toll free numbers – are to be administered in the future. Chief among these proposed changes are reversals of long standing regulations, such as the Brokering Rule, and to implement new policies regarding how phone numbers are […]

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What is a Hosted PBX System and How Does it Work?

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A private branch exchange, or PBX, is a telephonic switching system that serves private organizations. PBX’s allow for multiple stations to communicate with one another within an organization, as well as route calls into the system to the appropriate party. PBX’s were once the domain of larger organizations because they were too cost prohibitive for […]

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Nortel Finally Gone? Next Stop, the Cloud.

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Nortel originally declared bankruptcy in 2009, which left tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of on-premise communications systems in the field without a clear pathway for upgrades, support, or any means to adapt to the future. On Jan 24, 2017, Judges in Delaware and Canada approved a plan to pay more than $7 […]

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What is Cloud Based Unified Communications?

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Change is in the air. Cloud based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is a fast-growing industry that is taking over the communications sector by storm (no pun intended). A recent market analysis conducted in 2016 by Small Business Trends revealed upwards of 85 percent of companies have either already moved their communications to the […]

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What is voice over internet protocol (VoIP)?

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What is voice over internet protocol (VoIP)? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows consumers to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection rather than the traditional copper wire telephone system. Originally, VoIP services only allowed consumers to call other people using the same service (such as Skype when it was […]

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What is the value of a Toll Free Number?

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Since the rapid rise of the internet, the proliferation of domain names, and the advent of search engine optimization, the world of marketing appears to have forgotten about toll free numbers. Many companies believe that toll free numbers have lost relevance in the marketplace, and so too have many consumers. Major companies have begun ditching […]