• Catch the Integrated T1 Wave
    It's high summer, and surf's up for channel partners catering to small and medium businesses. A flurry of integrated access options let agents offer SMBs fully managed voice and Internet access on one T1 line, for less money than traditional circuits. Partners can really ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Round Table
    ...ON AT&T CORP.'S PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE CONSUMERS LOCAL PHONE SERVICE OVER ITS OWN SWITCHED NETWORK IN EXCHANGE FOR LOWER WHOLESALE RATES ON THE REGIONAL BELLS WIRES CONNECTING HOMES TO TELEPHONE CENTRAL OFFICES."If the Bell companies accept this offer, the ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Ask The Expert
    Dear Sir, In your experience, what are the most reliable and trusted Internet marketing methods which would best serve to bring in qualified business leads to our independent communications consultancy? We have direct and reseller contracts with many major vendors, but ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • NEWS BRIEFS
    AT&T Corp. is offering consumer broadband service in 11 additional states for a total of 25 states in which the No. 1 long-distance provider offers DSL as part of a package of residential services. The new states are Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • channel news
    Level 3 Set to Offers Turnkey Partner Services Level 3 Communications Inc. is gearing up to offer turnkey partner support services in third quarter for its (3)Tone Business VoIP services. The turnkey services are an expansion of the company's Level(3)Enabled partner program ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • NEWS BRIEFS
    - MCI marked a fresh start as it emerged April 20 from the biggest bankruptcy case in U.S. history. The No. 2 longdistance phone company declared bankruptcy two years ago, disclosing about $11 billion in accounting fraud. The company has replaced its board of directors and ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • IP VPNs Ready for Take Off
    IP virtual private networks (VPN) are the Lear Jets of the networking world: They make sure offices, departments, telecommuters or employees on the road with broadband access can travel safely across the public Internet by using secure, encrypted tunnels to open up private ...More
    June 1, 2004 By Tara Seals Posted in Articles
  • Game Over for UNE-P?
    To say that CLECs have had a difficult time would be an understatement by anyone's standards. Following meteoric rises in valuation on the heels of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, stock market declines and restricted market penetration led to a shakeout that ultimately ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • All 4 One: Master Agencies Merge
    Three master agencies - UteleSys, Communications Industries and Telelink Communications - have come together to form X4 Communications LLC, consolidating carrier commitments and back offices to improve commissions and efficiencies for their subagents. The new company ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Net Tax Ban Nears
    The U.S. Senate has voted 93-3 to extend a ban on state and local taxation of Internet access, including cable-modem service and DSL for four years, but the bill does not prevent local governments from taxing Internet-based phone service. The Senate must work out ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles