• MetTel Rolls out VoIP Services
    Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) now offers hosted VoIP services thanks to help from UTC Associates Inc., which developed and implemented the company’s VoIP product line. Using a BroadSoft Inc. platform, MetTel has rolled out IP services to select clients in New ...More
    November 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • AT&T Unveils New Logo
    The new AT&T today unveiled its corporate logo and ushered in its first day of operations as the company newly merged with SBC Communications Inc. AT&T also is revving up new ad and marketing campaigns. The new logo builds on the AT&T globe by making it ...More
    November 21, 2005 Posted in News
  • Calif. PUC Approves Megamergers, 'New AT&T' Launches
    California regulators today approved the $8.4 billion merger of Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc., and the $16 billion takeover of AT&T Corp. by SBC Communications Inc., but not without imposing some conditions. The consent was the last in a series of required ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Alltel Plans to Buy Midwest Wireless
    Rural wireless operator Alltel Corp. said today it will buy privately held Midwest Wireless Holdings Inc., gaining 400,000 customers in southern Minnesota, northern and eastern Iowa, and western Wisconsin. Alltel will pay $1.075 billion in cash for Midwest Wireless’ ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • CommPartners Certifies Companies’ CPE with its Services
    Wholesale IP operator CommPartners said this week it has certified CPE from providers including Adtran, CITEL, Quintum, Sipura Technology and UTStarcom. CommPartners’ certification program includes lab testing, field-deployed testing, and overall feature and functionality ...More
    November 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Efforts to Reform USF Gain Momentum, Incite Controversy
    As the FCC considers reformation of the Universal Service Fund, Congress has its own ideas for change. Meanwhile, the Keep USF Fair Coalition is taking sides against the FCC and Chairman Kevin Martin’s support of a numbers-based system, and professing ideas more in line ...More
    November 17, 2005 By Kelly Teal Posted in News
  • U.S. to Maintain Internet Governance
    Leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia have agreed to keep, for now, governance of the Internet’s domain name system in the hands of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based nonprofit group that answers ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • IDT Launches Latino MVNO
    IDT Corp. has rolled out TúYo Mobile, a wireless product tailored for Latinos. The prepaid service offers low rates for direct international calling, downloadable Latino ringtones and graphics, and a proprietary calling card feature allowing international calling from any ...More
    November 17, 2005 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Abernathy Leaving FCC in December
    Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy said today she is resigning from the commission as of Dec. 9. Abernathy, who has served on the commission since 2001, is not seeking another term and must leave the agency when Congress adjourns. Abernathy yesterday sent a ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News
  • PNG Places 56th on Cincinnati 100
    PowerNet Global, the Ohio-based CLEC, for the third consecutive year has placed on the Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and Cincinnati Enquirer list of largest and fastest-growing privately held companies in the Cincinnati area. PNG this year places 56 out of 100 on the ...More
    November 17, 2005 Posted in News