• Holland Appointed Head of MASERGY’s Board
    Shortly after being named CEO of McLeodUSA, Royce Holland has been appointed chairman of the board at MASERGY, a network services provider. Holland has served on MASERGY’s board for more than a year. As chairman, he will help guide the company’s growth. MASERGY this week ...More
    January 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • FCC Investigates Phone-Records Theft, Sens. Introduce Bill
    With the problem of identity theft running amuck, the FCC now is looking into reports of people using consumers’ Social Security numbers and other valuable information to steal wireless and wireline phone records. The thieves accomplish this by calling a carrier and ...More
    January 18, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • Cordia Outfits Network with E911 Calling
    Cordia Corp., a Florida-based CLEC, has added E911 emergency calling services on its VoIP network. The services work for Cordia’s U.S. customers and meet the FCC’s mandate requiring all VoIP providers to offer reliable E911 calling, the company said on Tuesday. Cordia’s “IP ...More
    January 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • US LEC Grows 17% in 2005
    US LEC Corp., a publicly traded CLEC headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is approaching its 10th year in business, thanks to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and said on Tuesday its customer base grew 17 percent in 2005. The company said its overall sales strategy – which ...More
    January 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Charter Communications Launches Music To-Go
    Charter Communications Inc., the St. Louis-based cable TV and high-speed Internet provider, this week added Charter Music To-Go to its Charter Music service. Charter Music To-Go is a subscription service that gives the company’s high-speed Internet customers access to more ...More
    January 17, 2006 Posted in News
  • Tate to Head Two Federal-State Joint Boards
    The FCC has appointed its newest commissioner, Deborah T. Tate, as the new chairman of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations. Former commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, who left the FCC in ...More
    January 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Edge Offers Flat-Rate Pricing on WAN Locations
    New Edge Networks, which is being acquired by ISP EarthLink Inc., today launched a three-month trial of flat-rate pricing for WAN locations in the United States. New Edge Networks is targeting medium and large businesses with more than 50 WAN locations, whether it reaches ...More
    January 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • tekVizion Tests Vendors’ Technologies for Level 3’s Network
    Systems integrator tekVizion PVS Inc. has joined wholesale provider Level 3 Communications Inc.’s (3)VoIP Technology Alliance Program to offer independent interoperability certification and testing services for wireless and wireline products. Level 3 started the initiative ...More
    January 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • CRG West Offers Voice Peering Fabric
    CRG West, which operates the One Wilshire Building carrier hotel in Los Angeles, now offers Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF). The VPF is a distributed Ethernet network where carriers and enterprises exchange, or provide meet-points for, VoIP traffic. "The ...More
    January 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • i2Telecom Gets $1.75 Million Investment
    i2Telecom International Inc. has gotten a $1.75 million shot in the arm from venture capitalists, Cornell Capital Partners LP. i2Telecom makes the USB-compatible VoiceStick that lets users carry their phone numbers wherever they go, so they can use their softphones. The ...More
    January 13, 2006 Posted in News