This eight-part curriculum is targeted toward those new to the telecom industry, those whose jobs do not routinely expose them to all topics covered, and those simply wanting a refresher on certain topics.
Who’s Who in Telecommunications - Overview of entities that play a role in the telecommunications industry.
Introduction to Telecommunications Technology (Part 1) - Background on telecommunications technologies of the past and the present.
Introduction to Telecommunications Technology (Part 2) - Discussion on Internet Protocol and the basics of today’s broadband technologies.
Understanding Jurisdictions - Details on the jurisdictions used to classify telecommunications services, cost recovery and regulatory body oversight.
Basics of Telecommunications Regulation - Overview of telecommunications regulations and regulatory processes.
Intercarrier Compensation - Overview Summary of intercarrier compensation charges, how those charges are developed, which costs they recover and recent changes resulting from regulatory reform.
USF Overview - High level overview of the various federal Universal Service Fund programs. Introduction to NECA
Pooling and Settlement Process - Outlines the pooling process, settlements calculations and benefits of pool participation.