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The Rising Cost of the Universal Service Fund

2018 began with the not so great news that the upward trend of the USF contribution factor continued, and hit an all-time high of 19.5% – an enormous increase from the 3% when it was introduced in the late 1990’s.  This eye-popping number is going to impose a hefty fee […]

Seizing Control of Your Network Costs

In this session of our Staying Connected series, Andrew Brown, Managing Partner of LB3 and Chairman of TC2, and Ben Fox, Managing Director of TC2, discuss the upcoming conference that we will hold November 2 in New York City. This relevant and timely conference is focused on maintaining a best-in-class network […]

When a Supplier Transition Makes Sense

Enterprises often face a difficult choice – keep my incumbent supplier or migrate services to another provider. Change can be risky and your incumbent provider knows it. But sometimes, it makes sense to make a transition. Maybe your company is contemplating a network transformation, or you’re dissatisfied with the current […]

What the Equifax Hack Means to You

Equifax, one of the country’s largest credit reporting agencies, revealed that the private information of some 143 million consumers had been compromised as a result of a data breach. Was this hack avoidable? Could Equifax have done a better job of notifying the affected parties? What happens next? Listen to […]

Regulatory Fees – the Mysterious Telecom Budget Buster

Chances are you don’t spend much time and effort assessing the impact that regulatory fees have on your telecom budget. Even sophisticated buyers of telecom services have a difficult time understanding what regulatory fees are – Federal Regulatory Fee? Carrier Cost Recovery? Telecommunications Relay Service? – and most believe there’s […]