Verizon is discontinuing time of day and weather information services, and reducing directory assistance call allowances. … Read the post telco services opposite Internet services
Quality-adjusted average U.S. residential broadband service prices have fallen no more than an estimated 10% from 2004 to 2009. The consumer price index for personal computers and peripheral equipment fell 50% across that period. The price-performance frontier for communications technology is advancing as fast or faster than that for personal computers and peripherals. The difference … Continue reading relatively slow reduction in bandwidth prices
Telephone companies face serious business problems. Broadband Internet connectivity can support telephone service as just one app among many apps. For example, Google voice is just one feature among the many that Gmail offers. Texting is already competing with telephoning, and video communicating is likely also to do so in the future. Providing network connectivity … Continue reading whither telephone companies?
The DS1 and DS3 rates that the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users filed publicly at the FCC are now accessible as an online, highly capable Needle domain (database). Needle is a data system that makes it easy to look at the data in different ways and to sort and filter it, all from within a web … Continue reading online database of DS1 and DS3 special access rates
Based on data filed by the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, tariff rates in 2009 for DS1 and DS3 special-access circuit elements across U.S. states have a spread equal to about plus and minus a third of the average. Rates differ across bandwidth (DS1 or DS3), regulatory type (price cap or pricing flexibility), purchasing term … Continue reading DS1 & DS3 rate dispersion across U.S. states