• Drew Walker
    THEN : In 1987, Drew Walker was president and CEO of SouthernNet Inc., a facilities-based long-distance company based in the Southeast with more than 250 employees and more than $200 million in annual revenue. “The company's vision was to be the largest regional ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • John Chambers
    THEN: John Chambers was working for Wang Laboratories and was in the midst of a job transition from vice president of the central region U.S. operations to senior vice president, Americas/Asia Pacific operations. He would stay with Wang for two more years, returning his ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Arunas Chesonis
    THEN: At the beginning of 1987, Arunas Chesonis was the systems engineering manager at Rochester Telephone with responsibility for their 52 central office switches. “We were about halfway through converting the network to 5ESS from older analog switches,” he says. “My boss, ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Judy Reed Smith
    THEN: In 1987, Judy Reed Smith had a new doctoral degree and "a job with three gray-haired experts doing strategy consulting." Her first telecom project, for a major international incumbent telco, was to information from sales person to installation. "We found the ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Ernie Kelly
    THEN: In 1987, Ernie Kelly was working for the Communications Satellite Corp. (COMSAT) as director of government relations. “AT&T was the big boy on the telecom block, doing everything it could to bully and intimidate competitors,” he recalls of that year. NOW: Today, ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Danny Adams
    THEN: In 1987, Danny Adams was an attorney with Wiley, Rein and Fielding where he was just starting to represent OSPs and competitive long-distance carriers in an industry dominated by AT&T and the Bell companies. He would soon become a regulatory columnist for PHONE+ ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • United Online to Use Covad Network in DSL Expansion
    United Online Inc. will expand its recently launched NetZero DSL broadband Internet service offering using the Covad Communications Group Inc. network. The agreement allows United Online to offer NetZero broadband services to DSL-eligible customers within Covad’s service ...More
    December 28, 2006 Posted in News
  • Level 3 to Acquire SAVVIS Unit
    Level 3 Communications Inc. is closing the year with another acquisition. The company said Tuesday it will acquire the content delivery network (CDN) services business of SAVVIS Inc. for $135 million in cash. It is the latest in a line of purchases Level 3 made this year, ...More
    December 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • Covad Completes Network Build-Out
    Covad Communications Group Inc. said Wednesday it has completed the build-out of its ADSL2+ network, which it said is the largest in the country. The network covers 14 million homes and businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, San ...More
    December 27, 2006 Posted in News
  • Working for the Weekend
    How many out-of-office messages did you get this week? I got loads. Yet,  here we are on the Friday before a holiday, working. Are we the last two? I jest, of course. I have to say there are a surprising number of people at work this week. I had more interviews this ...More
    December 22, 2006 Posted in Blog