• Bush Nominates McDowell FCC Commissioner
    President Bush has nominated Republican attorney Robert McDowell, COMPTEL's senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to be a commissioner on the FCC. Aside from representing COMPTEL members before Congress, the FCC and the appellate courts, McDowell is a veteran ...More
    February 3, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Mobile ESPN Launches Super Bowl Sunday
    ESPN will launch its MVNO during Sunday’s Seahawks-Steelers matchup. Mobile ESPN will support the launch with a 60-second Super Bowl commercial called “Sports Heaven,” featuring more than 20 athletes, from spelling bee champs to baseball pitchers. The service, available ...More
    February 3, 2006 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Early Bird Drawing Winner Announced
    Lucky winner gets $1,000 and three nights’ stay at the host hotel Mandalay Bay during the show. ...More
    February 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • American Fiber Systems Closes $25 Million Financing Round
    American Fiber Systems Inc., a metropolitan fiber-optic broadband service provider, has completed a $25 million round of financing. The privately held company said it has earmarked the money to expand services, erase $6 million in debt and plan for acquisitions. The ...More
    February 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Eureka/InfoHighway Chooses New Name, Logo
    Five months after merging, Eureka/InfoHighway, one of the largest competitive carriers in the Northeast, said today it will go by the name of InfoHighway Communications. "We considered several important factors in making a selection for our new brand, including the number ...More
    February 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Quiconnect Signs More Sprint Hotspot Deals
    Systems integrator Quiconnect, which is helping Sprint Nextel Corp. broaden its European WLAN presence, said this week it has made more agreements to help Sprint expand its WLAN coverage in Canada, Hong Kong and South Africa. Quiconnect has signed new access and ...More
    February 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • Conferencing Provider Expands Reseller, Affiliate Programs
    MegaMeeting.com, a provider of Internet Video and Web conferencing services, said yesterday its growth during 2005 has enabled it to add more resellers and affiliates to its partner program. Resellers earn 30 percent of initial sign-up fees and 20 percent of ongoing, ...More
    February 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • TelePacific Adds QoS to Private IP VPN
    TelePacific Communications this week launched its private IP MPLS VPN with QoS for companies using VoIP equipment. "Unlike other carriers who have deployed QoS from the customer's router and at their edge router, TelePacific deployed QoS from end to end," said Rob Madore, ...More
    February 2, 2006 Posted in News
  • COMPTEL’s McDowell Caught Up in D.C. Rumor Mill
    What would a competitive carrier representative on the FCC mean to the industry? ...More
    February 1, 2006 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • Sprint ‘Embarqs’ on Local Communications Venture
    Sprint Nextel Corp.'s local communications company, which is expected to separate from Sprint Nextel in the second quarter of 2006, today announced its new name, Embarq Corp. The company’s new name and logo “are meant to signal the way we will do business and establish what ...More
    February 1, 2006 Posted in News