FCC delays controversial vote on fee-collection system

The Federal Communications Commission is postponing a controversial vote on how phone companies pay each other for long-distance calls that traverse their networks, reports CNET--a vote that also has important implications for the fund that supports the federal e-Rate. The commission was expected to vote Nov. 4 on a proposal spearheaded by Chairman Kevin Martin that would have drastically changed intercarrier compensation, the complex system established between phone companies for

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