• New Draft of House Telecom Bill Breaks Spirit of Bipartisanship
    The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on telecommunications today continued its push for telecom reform as Republicans offered up a revised draft version of legislation that drew heavy fire from leading Democrats. Subcommittee chairman Fred Upton ...More
    November 9, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • COMPTEL Forms Program Advisory Committee, Announces Members
    COMPTEL today announced the inaugural members of its new Program Advisory Committee, which will work with the association to develop educational content for the Spring 2006 COMPTEL Convention & Expo. Program Advisory Committee members include Karen Campagna, senior ...More
    November 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • Grande Names New Directors
    Texas-based CLEC Grande Communications has appointed Reid A. Fitzgerald as director of network sales and H. Lee Linton as director of Grande Business Solutions. Fitzgerald oversees sales and marketing for the company’s wholesale data and phone services. He also is ...More
    November 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • FCC Will Not Cut off VoIP Subscribers with No E-911
    The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a notice late Tuesday, that, once again, it had adjusted its original VoIP E-911 Order. The agency dropped the requirement that VoIP service providers cut off subscribers who do not have E-911 coverage by Nov. 28 The notice also says the ...More
    November 9, 2005 Posted in News
  • OnFiber Expands into Cincinnati
    OnFiber Communications Inc. has expanded its services into Cincinnati, Ohio. The market is the company’s 18th in the United States. OnFiber now has more than 5,000 route miles of fiber optic network across the country. “Demand for our services is continuing to increase all ...More
    November 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • FiberNet Helps FLAG Conform to International Standards
    Interconnection services provider FiberNet Telecom Group Inc. at TelcoTV said it has implemented a customized translational cross connect for FLAG Telecom, a provider of international network transport, connectivity and data services. "An increasing number of our clients ...More
    November 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • CSP Certification Added to Prime-Time Agenda
    A full, unabridged module from the new CSP Certification will be a featured seminar during the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. ...More
    November 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • XO to Sell Wireline Business for $700 Million
    XO Communications Inc. is selling its wireline assets for $700 million and turning itself into a fixed broadband wireless services provider for businesses and carriers. The company is selling to its largest creditor, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, whose company, Elk ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Arizona Corporation Commission Approves SBC-AT&T Merger
    The Arizona Corporation Commission on Friday approved the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. The step completes regulatory reviews in 35 of 36 states with clearance processes. The merger is expected to close later this year. ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ohio PUC Approves SBC-AT&T Merger
    Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission today approved SBC Communications Inc.’s takeover of AT&T Corp. The Arizona Corporation Commission also is expected to act on the merger today and the California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Nov. 18. ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News