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GAO Gives FCC Grief Over Carrier Monitoring for USF

Although the US General Accountability Office “report” titled “FCC Should Improve the Accountability and Transparency of High-Cost Program Funding” lacked any specific penalties, as is the usual, for tightening up the FCC’s monitoring of use of “High Cost Funds”, traditionally known as the Universal Service Fund or USF, it did make recommendations that the FCC heed earlier GAO recommendations to analyze the use of funds given to carriers for the stated purpose of bringing broadband and telephone services to areas where there is no expectation of profit due to high infrastructure costs. The FCC agreed to make this an item of higher interest.

There are two possibilities here. The first is this report will spur no more action than the original making the same basic recommendations. Other priorities within the FCC’s very broad realm, such as the hot “Net Neutrality” issue, may prevent these recommendations from seeing action even with the best of FCC intentions. The second possibility is less beneficial to the integrity of the redistribution system, but in the long run, perhaps better for consumers. The recommendations would create higher administrative overhead in both the carriers and the FCC ultimately raising the price of core carrier services and the tax burden needed to maintain the FCC’s oversight.

Are there any winners here? In theory the winners are those in areas that would not otherwise have communications services. But as always, the question becomes “At what cost?”interpreters and translatorsсырая

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The Tide Has Clearly Turned

The following quote from “Infonetics forecasts VoIP and unified communications services to grow to $88 billion market by 2018” makes it even more clear the trend is away from traditional phone services. Although the subject of their research, unified communications, is a simpler subset of QoStar’s private stream-routing networks, the trend towards modernizing is no less obvious.

ANALYST NOTE – “Business VoIP services have moved well beyond early stages to mainstream, strengthened by the growing adoption of SIP trunking and cloud services worldwide. Hosted unified communications are seeing strong interest up market as mid-market and larger enterprises evaluate and move more applications to the cloud, and this is positively impacting the market,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.

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QoStar Relaunches It’s Most Beloved Brand

This week, InterQoS Online, Inc., has executed the relaunch of long-time brand “QoStar”. The move is intended to consolidate several services under a single banner and provide both existing and prospective customers better access to our services, industry perspectives, and company news. The updating of the QoStar brand was prompted by our commitment to customer accessibility and a desire to make accurate information available in a tumultuous marketplace.

The QoStar brand represents our commitment to the core values of security, durability, capacity, efficiency, and accessibility of our network to customers. In a market where cost control leaves customers stranded, the latter is becoming an even greater marquee of our overall value proposition.

QoStar will continue to offer the same services our long history has perfected: private stream-routing networks, application hosting, click-to-call integrated hosting, and managed virtual private networks. Prospective customers will gain access to these services through an uncommon model of “sales-less sales”. All new services will assessed and proposed by Engineers and Service Managers who receive no sales incentives.

This model is seen by some as novel at best, but we assure you, an understanding of our motives make this choice an obvious advantage to both QoStar and our customers. We have weathered every economic storm that has passed because of our large base of customers who perceive our services as a better overall value. This value comes from not only good pricing, but also from good communication, good response, and good performance. A key to providing all those things is to make sure our customers are a good fit. We believe an inherent conflict of interest is created by offering incentives to acquire customers. A customer who is not getting everything they need from us is destined to create a long term loss for all, a loss we intend to avoid.

Our new site is heavy with information which we encourage you to read at your convenience. QoStar would like to serve you if we can. If not, you might be better armed to find the right fit after considering our experience in this market.ламинат для кухни ценаинструмент купить