• 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
  • Protect Against Prepaid Service Problems
    Can your agreement protect you from prepaid scams and prepaid service problems? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a solid "maybe." If you find yourself involved in a true scam, chances are the company scamming you will not have the financial wherewithal to ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Anatomy of an Agent Agreement
    Agents depend upon a limited number of contractual relationships, whether with one or more underlying carriers or master agents, for their financial viability. Yet, all too often, agents fail to understand their core contracts and neglect to invest adequate resources and ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Will Diversification Save Universal Access?
    With a stock price hovering around $1 and a disclosure that its auditor has expressed doubt about the company's ability to continue, Universal Access Global Holdings Inc. has seen better days.The company warned in regulatory filings it might be forced to seek bankruptcy ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Wi-Fi is Hot Hot Hot
    Just when you think the dog days of summer are here, something comes along to add sizzle to the heat. Agents can find just such an opportunity with selling Wi-Fi broadband wireless connectivity.According to the Telecommunications Industry Association's 2004 ...More
    August 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Is the Other Shoe About to Drop?
    The conversation started out innocently enough. I asked E.J. Butler how PAETEC Communications Inc., the CLEC where he serves as COO, might offer some help to UNE-P resellers that are executing "Plan B."He, like others I consulted for this month's cover story on UNE-P ...More
    August 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Products News
    APERTO EXPANDS PACKETWAVE OFFERINGS Aperto Networks Inc. has expanded its PacketWave 802.16 class broadband wireless products to include a new base station called the PacketWave 760. The 760 is based on the same architecture as the PacketWave 1000, but it features ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles