IP Transition

According to the Federal Register notice, the rules are designed ?to provide interconnecting entities adequate time to prepare their networks for the planned copper retirements and to ensure that consumers are able to make informed choices.?
CWA supports the FCC's proposal to adopt clear criteria to evaluate a telecom carrier?s request to discontinue, reduce, or impair legacy service as communications infrastructure changes from copper to fiber.
Senator Booker and FCC Chairman Wheeler exchanged letters over an important issue concerning the technology transition from copper to fiber networks: back-up batteries.
CWA supports the FCC's proposal to adopt clear criteria to evaluate a telecom carrier?s request to discontinue, reduce, or impair service.
The Washington, DC Public Service Commission took steps to protect DC residents in the IP transition from copper networks to fiber, directing Verizon to inform customers about the specifics of the transition and maintain copper networks for customers who want that service.
The proposals outline the Technology Transition Order, which aims to ensure that phone and Internet companies upgrade their networks in a responsible way.
Twenty-nine consumer organizations signed a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the agency to establish clear rules to protect customers as communications companies phase out their traditional copper wire service.
In meetings with the FCC, CWA urged the agency to move forward quickly to update its rules to protect consumers during this period of transition from copper to fiber networks -- and to prevent a repeat of Verizon's controversy following Hurricane Sandy.
As Andrew Schwartzman, long-time public interest media advocate, points out in his daily blog post, Google?s Kansas City project only benefited some.
Recently, CenturyLink announced that it was extending its 1 Gbps service from Salt Lake City and suburbs to southern Utah ? but specifically for businesses.