• AT&T to Launch Ads on New Year’s Eve
    AT&T Inc. today said it will start a new marketing campaign on New Year’s Eve. The campaign’s first TV ad, “Eclipse,” will debut on Dec. 31 during various New Year’s Eve specials, including Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2006. The company has developed a new ...More
    December 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • MobilePro to Offer Wholesale, Retail VoIP
    Wireless broadband provider MobilePro Corp., which specializes in municipal Wi-Fi networks, said today it will become a facilities-based provider of wholesale and retail VoIP services. The company will use some existing assets “to develop a new VoIP platform to complement ...More
    December 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Interland Completes Web.Com Acquisition
    Web site and Internet hosting provider Interland Inc. said today it has completed the acquisition of assets from Web Internet LLC and Web Service Company Inc., including the domain name Web.com and its trademark rights, for $4.8 million. The deal includes a Web hosting ...More
    December 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Covad, Verizon Dismiss Pending Lawsuits
    Covad Communications Group and Verizon Communications Inc. said today they have settled pending lawsuits against one another and re-instituted their commercial line-sharing agreement. The settlement means Covad has dismissed its antitrust case against Verizon, and Verizon ...More
    December 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Trinsic Appoints New CFO
    Trinsic Inc., the Florida-based CLEC that uses IP to deliver broadband and voice services, said today it has named Edward D. Moise as the company's CFO. He replaces J. Michael Morgan, who left the former Z-Tel Technologies Inc. to go to another company. Moise is a managing ...More
    December 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Verizon Receives Final State’s Approval for MCI Buyout
    The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) on Friday gave its blessing to the merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. Washington State was the final hurdle for the companies to overcome; regulators’ approval sets the stage for Verizon to close ...More
    December 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • Level 3 Completes Acquisition of WilTel
    Level 3 Communications Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of WilTel Communications Group LLC. The wholesaler paid Leucadia National Corp., WilTel’s parent company, 115 million shares of Level 3 common stock and $386 million in cash. The deal between the two ...More
    December 23, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Senate Confirms FCC Nominees
    The Senate last night confirmed Deborah T. Tate as the FCC’s newest Republican commissioner, and re-appointed Michael J. Copps, a Democrat who has served on the commission since 2001. In another late-night session, senators approved President Bush’s two nominations by voice ...More
    December 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • Gatespeed Joins SkyWeb Alliance
    The SkyWeb Alliance, a coalition of fixed wireless ISPs in California, has added Gatespeed Broadband Inc. as its newest member, and the first from the San Francisco Bay area. NextWeb Inc. started the SkyWeb Alliance. Adding Gatespeed to its roster expands NextWeb’s ability ...More
    December 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • NTIA Head Steps Down
    The head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Commerce Department said this week he will step down in early 2006, the New York Times reported. Michael D. Gallagher had been in the race to head the FCC after Michael Powell resigned; he ...More
    December 21, 2005 Posted in News