• VoIP Inc. Names New President
    In another in a series of executive-level changes, VoIP Inc. said today it has named Hal H. Bibee Sr. its new president. Bibee has served as CEO of several telecommunications companies, including INTELLICAD LLC and FiberLink, LLC, both of which specialize in ...More
    November 23, 2005 Posted in News
  • First Avenue, RCN Strike Strategic Deal
    Cable MSO RCN Business Solutions will use wireless network extensions from First Avenue Networks to expand the market for its bulk triple-play services to more large business customers, while offering network redundancy. In return, RCN will offer First Avenue access to its ...More
    November 22, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • CommPartners Hosts Yak Communications’ VoIP Network
    Wholesale VoIP provider CommPartners Inc. has agreed to roll out hosted services so Canada-based Yak Communications Inc. can offer unlimited calling as part of its new Yak WorldCity VoIP service. “Instead of spending significant sums of money to duplicate a network ...More
    November 22, 2005 Posted in News
  • MetTel Rolls out VoIP Services
    Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) now offers hosted VoIP services thanks to help from UTC Associates Inc., which developed and implemented the company’s VoIP product line. Using a BroadSoft Inc. platform, MetTel has rolled out IP services to select clients in New ...More
    November 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Unveils New Logo
    The new AT&T today unveiled its corporate logo and ushered in its first day of operations as the company newly merged with SBC Communications Inc. AT&T also is revving up new ad and marketing campaigns. The new logo builds on the AT&T globe by making it ...More
    November 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • Calif. PUC Approves Megamergers, 'New AT&T' Launches
    California regulators today approved the $8.4 billion merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc., and the $16 billion takeover of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc., but not without imposing some conditions. The consent was the last in a series of required ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Alltel Plans to Buy Midwest Wireless
    Rural wireless operator Alltel Corp. said today it will buy privately held Midwest Wireless Holdings Inc., gaining 400,000 customers in southern Minnesota, northern and eastern Iowa, and western Wisconsin. Alltel will pay $1.075 billion in cash for Midwest Wireless’ ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Certifies Companies’ CPE with its Services
    Wholesale IP operator CommPartners said this week it has certified CPE from providers including Adtran, CITEL, Quintum, Sipura Technology and UTStarcom. CommPartners’ certification program includes lab testing, field-deployed testing, and overall feature and functionality ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Efforts to Reform USF Gain Momentum, Incite Controversy
    As the FCC considers reformation of the Universal Service Fund, Congress has its own ideas for change. Meanwhile, the Keep USF Fair Coalition is taking sides against the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martin’s support of a numbers-based system, and professing ideas more in line ...More
    November 17, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • U.S. to Maintain Internet Governance
    Leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia have agreed to keep, for now, governance of the Internet’s domain name system in the hands of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based nonprofit group that answers ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News