• Train Today If You Want to Be Here Tomorrow
    By Dale Stein Telecommunications is a very dynamic industry that constantly is being enhanced by new technology. It is to the point where innovative products are being launched into the marketplace on a daily basis. These products are forcing companies to employ people with ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Ask The Expert
    Dear Expert Eye, What does the loss of UNE-P mean for agents? How are we affected by the recent regulatory changes, and what do we need to do to avoid losing business? --Anonymous Dear Anonymous,The recent wave of regulatory changes regarding UNE-P resale is already having ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • ATG Builds "Reseller in a Box"
    After months of testing and de-bugging, Advanced Telemanagement Group Inc. (ATG), a reseller and master agent, in July officially launched its Reseller in a Box program. Qualified master and subagents are finding themselves branded with their own company names, so they ...More
    August 1, 2004 By Kelly Teal Posted in Articles
  • UNE-P Resellers: It's Your Move
    Just as death comes to a ailing relative, so comes UNE-P's demise - expected but nonetheless painful. While some resellers relying on the embattled resale platform are hopeful to negotiate with their reluctant suppliers, most have resigned themselves to transitioning from ...More
    August 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Homeward-Bound Marketing
    Getting the word out about your service takes creativity since the Do-Not-Call list and anti-spam regulations make telemarketing and e-mail canvassing difficult to impossible. Agents can be successful approaching the residential market with a number of online and grassroots ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • TAG's Stein Provides Agents Telecom Industry Resources
    Founded in 1996, Technology Assurance Group, or TAG, (www.tagnational.com) has grown to encompass a national network of independently owned and operated telecommunications companies. TAG provides its members with national buying power, sales and marketing training, an ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • News Briefs
    Metro carrier OnFiber Inc. has acquired most of the assets and approximately 15 customer contracts from Massachusetts-based C2C Fiber Networks for an undisclosed sum. The C2C Fiber network covers about 350 route miles in 25 communities in the Boston area. The customer ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • AT&T Independence Questioned
    By AT&T Corp. is a Fortune 100 company with a household name and roots dating back to the invention of the telephone in 1875. Yet billions of dollars in company sales are vanishing year after year. This situation has analysts and academics speculating whether AT&T ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Agents, You Can Go Home Again
    The residential market traditionally has been a long-distance target for agents, and while lucrative during the phone wars of the 1980s when the Big Three owned the market, the bottom fell out as per-minute rates fell below three cents per minute. The "resi" sale no longer ...More
    August 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • News Brief
    MCI Inc. will offer and support DSL services in more than 300 metropolitan areas across the United States through New Edge Networks' expanded broadband reach called BigFoot. New Edge Networks will enable MCI to triple its current DSL footprint to reach more than 7,800 ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles