• iPCS Completes Horizon PCS Merger
    iPCS Inc., a PCS Affiliate of Sprint Corp., has completed its merger with Horizon PCS, Inc., another PCS Affiliate of Sprint headquartered in Chillicothe, Ohio. The combined company will be called iPCS Inc. The merger, originally announced last March, creates the second ...More
    July 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Grande Chief Stepping Down
    Grande Communications Chief Executive Bill Morrow has resigned after five years at the helm but will remain on the board of directors. The board plans to name Scott Ferguson, an executive vice president and member of Grande’s founding management team, as interim CEO while ...More
    July 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • CTC Chooses OSG Billing Services
    OSG Billing Services late last week announced an agreement to manage invoice presentment and distribution services for Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC), a communications cooperative in Brainerd, Minn. CTC provides telecommunications services to its customers, ...More
    July 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • CenturyTel Completes Purchase of KMC Fiber Networks
    CenturyTel Inc. has completed the acquisition of fiber networks from KMC Telecom Holdings Inc. (KMC) in 16 markets. The deal is valued at $65 million. The purchase means CenturyTel has added the following markets to its operations: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, ...More
    July 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ebbers to Forfeit Assets
    Bernie Ebbers, the former chief executive of WorldCom Inc., will have lost more than his freedom if he goes to jail for his role in the $11 billion accounting fraud that brought the telecom titan into the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Most of Ebbers’ assets will be ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in News
  • One Small Step Toward VoIP
    Enterprises of all sizes and their solutions providers are finding in many cases migrating to VoIP can be akin to a trip to the moon with equipment, coordination and expense required for launch much more than they expected or can bear. Vendors now are addressing this ...More
    July 1, 2005 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Texas BPL Bill May Be First of Many
    A bill introduced this year at the Texas Legislature could have served as a blueprint for other states aiming to spell out the obligations of utilities delivering high-speed Internet access over the power grid.Designed to encourage broadband service over the power lines, or ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Channel Partners News - What’s GE Got to Do with It?
    GE Security is better known in the high-tech security world. So why is it turning its focus to telecom? Jim Clark, vice president of global sales and marketing for GE Security, will answer that question during his special address at the Fall 2005 Channel Partners Conference ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • All Aboard
    VoIP is a booming business, and as the market grows, more resale opportunities for niche providers have cropped up. Many second-tier operators not only lack a network, but the back-office expertise that goes along with it. Some enterprising vendors have crafted enablement ...More
  • Round Table
    ON FCC RULES REQUIRING VOIP PROVIDERS TO OFFER ENHANCED 911 CAPABILITIES BY OCTOBER. "Today's action seeks to remedy a very serious problem - one quite literally of life or death for the millions of customers that subscribe to VoIP service as a substitute for traditional ...More